DHV:
244
Tourin ID:
DOLM 16

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Brescia

Maker:

Giovanni Paolo

Maggini

Date:

1600 C

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Horniman Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

M41-1983

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Dolmetsch Collection, -1983; W.E. Hill & Sons, London; “an old French chateau” - c. 1898

Measurements:

Body Length:

96.5

String Length:

98

Rib Depth:

16.5

Upper Width:

42.9

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

57.8

Information Source:

Dolmetsch 1978, p. 78; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-17; König 1985, p. 31; Palmer 1981, p. 28; Dolmetsch 1978, p. 78; Dolmetsch 1972, p. 4

König 1985, pp. 54-55 (FB+S 3/4); Slatford 1984, 1:591; Palmer 1981, p. 27 (front); Slatford 1980, 5:586 (front 3/4); Dolmetsch 1978, p. 79 (front 7/8, side); Baines 1966, pl. 62-3 (front 7/8, side); Dolmetsch 1962, p. 27 (front); Danks 1958, p. 113 (front 3/4)

Dolmetsch 1978: original label, undated (not quoted); original scroll. Pointed corners, overhanging edges, double purfling; inlaid patterns on blonde fingerboard and tailpiece; tailgut. Supposedly part of a set (string quartet plus this) “acquired by Messrs. Hill of London at the turn of the century from an old French chateau” (Dolmetsch 1978). Reference is probably to four instruments (including only one violin) formerly owned by the Dumas brothers in Lyon; however, the double bass from that set is said to be now privately owned in Japan. König 1985 dimensions 170.4, 97.4, 44.0/32.2/57.6, 16.5, 96.0 [not positively identified as Dolmetsch-owned]. Herzog 2003 dimensions the same.