DHV:
704
Tourin ID:
PARIS 14

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Peligrino Zanetto in Brexia / Anno Domini 1547 [printed or hand-lettered, except 47 handwritten] (PT)

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

E.0504 (formerly C.170)

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Dr Julien Fau, -1873; Louis Norblin [cellist, d. 1854]

Measurements:

Body Length:

76.5

String Length:

70

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

35.8

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

42.0

Information Source:

Museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, pp. 214, 659; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Bugini 2016; Moens 2004, p. 79, n. 20; Gétreau 1996, pp. 214, 659; Chouquet 1884, p. 37

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); Bugini 2016, p. 268, 273, 275-76, 284 (F 3/4 + B, head F+B and F 3/4, purfling details [color], also p. 272, head side); Mucchi 1940, pl. XL (FB+S)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Gétreau 1996, pp. 214 (and 584): Perhaps much later than date on label: K. Moens suggests S. German, 19th C. (Moens 2004: “eine Fälschung aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.”) Original fingerboard supposedly replaced by Norblin with a cello-style one. Repaired in 1877 by Gand & Bernardel frères and in 1943 by E. Français (Gétreau 1996, pp. 447 & 454). Played in concert at the museum on 26 October 1946 by Edwige Bergeron (ibid., pp. 560-61). Bugini 2016: label “patently false”; cites opinion of R. Meucci (based on photos) that body is probably from mid-17th C; she herself suggests it’s northern European, with decorative additions probably in 19th C to make it look like something from Renaissance Brescia. Lion head in itself does not contraindicate Brescian origin, but stylistically it seems more 19th-C, although done with references to 16th C.; also, purfling style and technique is anachronistic. Tourin: string length estimated as 70-73.