DHV:
609
Tourin ID:
MILA 1

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F,

Maker:

Date:

16..

GIO: PAOLO MAGGINI / Brescia 1590

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

I, Milan

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Castello Sforzesco

No. of Strings:

(4)

Catalog Number:

1

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

“Fondo N. Gallini 1957”

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.2

String Length:

66.2

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

29.9

Middle Width:

21.3

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information Source:

(TGM visit 7/99); Gatti 1997, pp. 26-27; Gallini 1963, p. 15

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Auctions:

Comments:

Gatti 1997, pp. 26-27; Gallini 1963, p. 15

Gatti 1997, p. 27 (F+B); Gallini 1963, pl. I (front)

Gatti 1997 [NB: Body lengths and widths taken on back]: body shape strongly reminiscent of Bertrand. 2-piece back and ribs of bird’s-eye maple; 2-piece table with double purfling (outer track missing in some places, probably due to reshaping to fit ribs. Top block, wooden linings, and back cross-bars not original. Converted to cello in 2H19C, with new neck and head with open scroll. Many cracks, especially on table, and substitute pieces of wood on ribs and back; revarnished. Gallini 1963 accepted it as by Maggini, based on label, calling it identical in every way to “Gasparo da Salo” at Victoria & Albert Museum (= VIC 6, by F. Hintz); dimensions 68.5, -/-/38.5, 13, -. Repair label: “Delfi Merlo - Liutaio Via Paris Bordone, 11 / Restaurò In Milano Il Maggio 1987 / Civiche Raccolte d’Arte”.