DHV:
1635
Tourin ID:

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Ego Joseph Volpi / fecit in civitate / Tiferni / Anno Domini 1555

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

EIRE

Glenfarriff

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Sarah Cunningham, London; Jay Bernfeld, -late 1980s

Measurements:

Body Length:

101.2

String Length:

095.0

Rib Depth:

10.0

Upper Width:

56.8

Middle Width:

29.2

Bottom Width:

45.5

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 6-7/13

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from S. Groser, 7/13: FB+SS, front body only, head F+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Black fingerboard and tailpiece with light perimeter inlay ending in diamond patterns at ends closest to bridge. Plain pegbox; tailgut. Repair label: “A. Dipper Luthier / corrected and restored / by me 12/12/86” (for S. Cunningham). Cunningham (to TGM, 7/13): many theories about its origins, none conclusive; “nobody has ever heard of Volpi.”