DHV:
896
Tourin ID:
VIENNA 05

Size:

Tenor

Label Text:

Place Made:

I, Venice

Maker:

Antonio

Ciciliano

Date:

1550 C

Antonio Ciciliano [printed, in Fraktur!]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

SAM 70 (Schlosser: C75)

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Descendants of Archduke Ferdinand Habsburg (husband of Tommaso Obizzi’s daughter Maria Beatrix d’Este), 1805- ; Pio Enea II Obizzi and descendants, Castle Catajo near Padua, -1805 (probably since early 17th century)

Measurements:

Body Length:

49

String Length:

50

Rib Depth:

8

Upper Width:

21.5

Middle Width:

15.6

Bottom Width:

26.3

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hopfner 2008; Beuting 2007, pp. 200-02; Carter 2006; Hopfner 2006; Hopfner 2004, p. 54; Zopf 2002; Moens 1989, pp. 47-48; Edmunds 1980, pp. 75, 82; Schlosser 1920, p. 64

Pio 2011, pp. 104 (F+B [color]), 107 (head side [color]); Beuting 2007, p. 200 (front [color]); Hopfner 2006, pp. 70 (front, X-ray of neck joint from side); Hopfner 2004, p. 55 (front [color]); Moens 1995, p. 220 (F+S, label); KHM Klangführer 1993, p. 47 (front [color]); König 1985, p. 78 (front); Woodfield 1984, p. 127 (FB+S); Schlosser 1920, pl. XVII (front)

KHM Klangführer 1993, track 6.2

Sharply sloping shoulders, table smaller than back in upper bout. Hopfner 2006: 1-piece table (carved), with non-original purfling; original top block. Hopfner 2008: dendro date by P. Klein (1988) was 1581, but now revised to 1382 by M. Beuting (2007). Restored in 1910 by Alfred Coletti. Carter 2006: “can be considered to be in reasonably ‘original’ condition,” disregarding later soundpost and bass bar; however, “neck has been removed and re-glued” and hook-and-eye for fastening tailpiece has been replaced by tailgut and button. Estimated SL 49-53: perhaps tuned in G at high pitch or in A at low pitch. Moens 1989: earliest possible date for table is 1580 (dendrochronology [by P. Klein]). Back and ribs cut from old parts (open worm holes); neck probably not original; completely different from Ciciliano tenor and bass, C76 and C77. Edmunds 1994: date 1560-80; SL 52. Only Woodfield 1984, p. 130 and Hopfner 2008 call this a tenor, others say treble. Edmunds 1980 dimensions 48.0, 23.0/-/26.5, 8.4, 49-53.