DHV:
790
Tourin ID:
SHRIN 6

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Brescia

Maker:

Gasparo da Salo

Bertolotti

Date:

1600 C

Gaspero da Salo / Brescia, 1521 [printed, except Gaspero, 1521]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA, Vermillion, SD

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

National Music Museum

No. of Strings:

3

Catalog Number:

3431

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, 1968/9-1984; Leandro Bisiach, Milan

Measurements:

Body Length:

097?

String Length:

Rib Depth:

20?

Upper Width:

45?

Middle Width:

30.5

Bottom Width:

58.5?

Information Source:

TGM visit 6/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-04; Banks 1984, p. 20

Banks 1984, p. 21 (front, inside of back, label)

Disassembled when seen (ribs in 6 pieces), condition fragile. Dimensions approximate due to missing wood around perimeter of table. Pointed corners but sloping shoulders and flat back. Back and ribs of sycamore, except lower bout ribs of walnut (R. Nurse). Machine pegs for 19th-C. use as 3-stringed contrabass. Comparable in size and style to Dolmetsch Maggini violone. Date “before 1609” (Banks 1984); website lists as “attributed to” da Salo. Banks dimensions: 98, 42.5/-/45.5, 20, -; “bass”. Tourin: no dimensions, also classified as a bass.