1570 C ?
Antonio Ciciliano [printed]
No. of Strings:
Bologna, Liceo musicale
van der Meer 1993, p. 123; Museum to PT 1/79
Edmunds 1994, p. 25; van der Meer 1993, p. 123; Ferrari 1987-88, pp. 49-53; Cervelli 1963, p. 26
Moens 1995, p. 221 (F+S); van der Meer 1993, no. 120 (front 7/8); Ferrari 1987-88, pp. 49-53 (F+B, F+B body only, head B+S, neck heel, label); Woodfield 1984, p. 128 (front); Cervelli 1963, Tavola XI/1 (?)
Edmunds 1994: date 1560-80; SL 52. Van der Meer 1993: composite, “parzialmente forse di Antonio Siciliano, Venezia, secolo XVI–XVII” (Woodfield 1984, p. 130: by Antonio Ciciliano). Table and back obviously cut down to present size; ribs, if old, altered to fit this outline. Two-part, flat back with (large) fold. No bass bar, no plate for soundpost; soundpost, lower block, corner blocks, linings, purfling, bridge, tailpiece, and pegs not original. Neck, pegbox, and scroll are one piece of wood. Ferrari 1987-88: typical of early Venetian school; neck originally fastened with 3 nails, now with a modern screw; 2-piece back with joint well to the treble side of center; interior crossbars also not original; table with rather high arching (carved); label identical to those in the Vienna Ciciliano viols. Dimensions BL 46 front (48 back), front widths 23.5/15.0/26.5, ribs 10.5, SL 50 (with bridge below middle of soundholes).