DHV:
890
Tourin ID:
VIC 14

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

1700 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

GB

London

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Victoria & Albert Museum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

172-1882

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Carl Engel (in 1876)

Measurements:

Body Length:

62

String Length:

64

Rib Depth:

06

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information

Source:

PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Herzog 2003, GB-25; Baines 1968, p. 8; Engel 1876, p. 69

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front 7/8 + B, F+S body only, neck heel [color], Baines 1968, fig. 9 (front 7/8)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Body all mahogany. Table and back both 1-piece; back is arched. Thick neck, short fingerboard, very crude scroll. Presumably amateur work, possibly for a church band. In 10/01, display label said “England, c. 1700” (Baines 1968: probably English, 18th century); shallow ribs, overhanging edges; tailpiece attached to brass end pin.