DHV:
786
Tourin ID:
SHRIN 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Bologna

Giovanni Floriano

Guidanti

Date:

1728

Label Text:

Joannes Florenus Guidantus / Fecit Bononiae Anno 1728 [printed, except 28]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA

Vermillion, SD

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

National Music Museum

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

3352

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, 1962-1984; Emil Herrmann, New York, 1932-62; Alexander Mackay-Smith, 1931; W.E. Hill & Sons, London, -1931; E.J. Payne, England (d. 1904); Silvestre family, Lyons; Bedetti, Bologna

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.9

String Length:

70.2

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

30.0

Middle Width:

22.0

Bottom Width:

38.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit 6/95

Literature:

Herzog 2003, IT-20; Catch 1997, pp. 132-33; Banks 1984, p. 24; Witten 1975, p. 7; Payne 1889

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, FB+S body only, head FB+S, neck heel, bottom rib, label, purfling details, etc. [color]); museum postcard (F 7/8 [color]); Banks 1984, pp. 25-27 (FB+S, front 3/4)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Excellent condition. Overhanging edges, cello corners, sloping shoulders, flat back. Top string peg closest to nut. Evidence of 12 sympathetic strings; but are this neck and pegbox original to the body? No other viols known by this maker. Website dimensions: 69.7, 28.8/20.2/37.6, 12.4, 70.0; Banks dimensions: 69.7, 28.2/-/32.8, 13.2, -; Tourin dimensions 123, 66, 30/22/38.5, 13, 69.5.