DHV:
1245
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice

Maker:

G. Battista

Ciciliano

Date:

1600 C

Antonio Ciciliano a Venetia [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

I, Bologna

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Accademia Filarmonica

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

64

String Length:

62-63

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

34

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

39

Information Source:

Tiella 2002

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Comments:

Tiella 2002

Tiella 2005, p. 119 (front); Tiella 2002, p. 206-12 (front, label, bridge, other details); Moens 1995, p. 222

Probably sole survivor of set of five listed in Accademia’s inventories of 1675 and 1737. Shown in 1888 Esposizione Internationale in Bologna. Similar to Yale’s [B.] Ciciliano. Carved 2-piece table with single purfling, 3-part back with parchment at joints and edges (no corner blocks); neck nailed to body (now loose), varnish never retouched, body has bad worm damage; internal evidence of various repair attempts. Tailpiece, nut, and soundpost plate not original; bridge may be. Printed label closely resembles [A.] Ciciliano bass in Brussels [i.e., no. 1424]. Dendrochronology gives date of 1596 for youngest growth ring on table.