DHV:
1629
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Edward

Lewis

Date:

1720 C

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

J, Tokyo ?

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

4

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

74.3

String Length:

70.2

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

36.8

Middle Width:

28

Bottom Width:

45.3

Information Source:

Herzog 2003, GB-10

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, GB-10; Sotheby’s 3/21/95, lot 65; Christie’s 3/18/92, lot 207 [not seen]

Herzog 2003, GB-10; Sotheby’s 3/21/95, lot 65 (F+B)

Bonhams, 2005/10/31, lot ???]

Arched back with fold; pointed corners, rounded shoulders, and overhanging edges. Double purfling on table and back. Neck and head not original. Sotheby’s: “Follower of Barak Norman: A Violoncello, English, circa 1720”, sold with a 1994 certificate from J & A Beares, Ltd.; Christie’s (per Herzog): “may originally have had five, or even six strings”; Herzog: by Edward Lewis II.