DHV:
1117
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Cremona

Maker:

Antonio & Girolamo

Amati

Date:

1611

[Antonio e Girolamo Amati...1611]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

RUS, Moscow

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

State Collection of Musical Instruments

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

49.3

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

25.05

Middle Width:

16.25

Bottom Width:

31

Information Source:

Spotti 1988

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-26; Chiesa 2002, pp. 89-91; Spotti 1988, pp. 136-41; Boyden 1969, p. 13, n. 2

Chiesa 2002, p. 90 (front, head side); Herzog 2002, p. 157 (front); Spotti 1988, pp. 138-41 (F+B body only, head FB+S)

Back is arched below (high) fold-line; pointed corners, overhanging edges. Neck and fingerboard not original, likewise current label. At one time evidently set up with only 4 or 5 strings. Initial M [Spotti: W] branded on the nut suggests originally made for Medici family, like bass at Ashmolean (Boyden 1969). Back and ribs of maple cut on the slab. Intact original varnish. Body measurements taken on back. Chiesa 2002: back arching is slight and quite different from that on Amati cellos.