DHV:
941
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Thomas

Cole

Date:

1665

Thomas Cole / in S. Pauls Alley, London / 1665 [printed except last digit of date]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

I, Modena

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Museo Civico

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

SM 89-1981 (formerly 345-1933)

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Luigi Francesco Valdrighi, -1892

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.7

String Length:

69

Rib Depth:

12

Upper Width:

32.3

Middle Width:

23.8

Bottom Width:

11.7?

Information Source:

Cervelli 1982, p. 244

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 188; Cervelli 1963, p. 26

Cervelli 1982, p. 241 (front 7/8, back); Cervelli 1963, Tavola XI/2 (front)

Date perhaps 1664; neck original, fingerboard not; can’t take 6 strings now. 5-piece table with ornament; back has diamond patterns at bottom and below fold (with inward-pointing arrows), plus in center surrounded with 4 rounded lobes; ribs also ornamented; single purfling front and back. In museum catalogue, photo switched with SM 87 = E. Degani 19C, and width of bottom bout must be a typo. Dimensions from Marco Ternovec, 8/01, based on his visit in 1991: 69.1, 32.9/23.9/38.6, 11.1, 70-71.