DHV:
1718
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

I

Antonio

Cremona

Amati

Date:

1630 C

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

MX

Mexico City

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Academia de Arte de Florencia

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Syndicate of patrons, on loan to Wendy Sutter, 2010-14; Larry J. Rawden (New York) c. 1977-2010; Harriet Curtis Flower (Erie, PA); N. D. Hawkins; Lorillards family (19th C)

Measurements:

Body Length:

74.1

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

34.2

Middle Width:

22.4

Bottom Width:

41.9

Information Source:

Tarisio.com (no. 49233)

Literature:

Tarisio.com (no. 49233)

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Originally a bass viol by Nicolo Amati, converted to a cello by Antonio Stradivari. Internal inscriptions on table and back: “réparé par Chanot, 1863”; ribs not original, presumably by him. Known as the “Vatican Strad” due to painted decoration at top of back, allegedly including papal coat of arms; at top of table, angels; at bottom of both: plant material (all presumably hiding joints where new wood was added.) Tarisio.com (no. 49233): “Scroll [i.e., pegbox] originally fitted for six strings”; lists certificates from Biddulph (2014), Beare (2008), Becker (1974: “originally made as a six-stringed bass viol by Nicolaus Amati”), et al. Sold in 2014 by Tarisio Private Sales; as of 2022, on loan from a Mexican foundation (Academia de Arte de Florencia) to Nadège Rochat. Body length is on back, widths also?