DHV:
1660
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Date:

1740 C

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA

Oberlin, OH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Kenneth Slowik, Washington DC, 2005-11

Measurements:

Body Length:

62.7

String Length:

56.5

Rib Depth:

9.5

Upper Width:

22.7

Middle Width:

18.9

Bottom Width:

35.0

Information Source:

TGM visit, 5/14

Literature:

Tarisio 2/16/05, lot 121 (online catalogue)

Photographs:

Tarisio 2/16/05, lot 121 (F+B, head side [color]); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S, F+B body only, F-holes, tailpiece, end button, bridge (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

LeStrange Viols 2018

Tarisio 2005/02/16, lot 121

2-piece table (not matched) with narrow F-holes; 2-piece back perhaps slab cut with knot in middle of upper bass bout; both are arched with recurve and no purfling or other decoration. Pegbox has fluted back, plain sides and edges; large all-black pegs new since 2005 (3 with double collar, 3 with single but otherwise similar); blond fingerboard also (only 38 cm), tailpiece black and sculpted; tailgut. Varnish not original. Belgian origin suggested by W. Monical, based on similarity to BRUS 65 (inv. no. 2891, ”Jooris Willems tot Ghendt 1642”); made cheaply and quickly; neck (and head) probably belongs to body. Not in Caldwell Collection catalogue published in 2012. Tarisio: “A German violoncello da gamba, c. 1820, unlabeled. LOB 62.5 cm.”