DHV:
980
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Thomas

Cole

Date:

1678

Thomas Cole, near Fetter-lane / in Holborn, London. 1676 [printed; final 6 changed by hand to 8]

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA, Chicago, IL

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Newberry Library

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Howard Mayer Brown, Chicago, -1993; (Wurlitzer-Bruck, New York / J & A Beare, London); Ambrose Gauntlett (d. 1978); W.E. Hill & Sons, London, 1909-

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.9

String Length:

69.6

Rib Depth:

11.3

Upper Width:

33.6

Middle Width:

24.4

Bottom Width:

42.2

Information Source:

TGM visit 1/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 190; Herzog 2003, GB-6

MacCracken 2016, p. 190 (FB+S); [by TGM: FB+S, head F+S, table ornament]

Springfels 2007 (Bach Brandenburgs); Springfels 2004 (Marais); Springfels 1996 (Rosenmüller); Springfels 1994a (BWV 198); Springfels 1994b (BWV 106, 152)

HMB acquired in early 1980s. Pointed corners, but table and flat back are flush with ribs; both with double BWB purfling. Back is 3-piece, with narrow center strip set off by inner row of purfling; table is 2-piece. Head not original; pegbox has plugged 7th hole. Very slight back fold. Bridge set high and warped forward when seen; string length could be as much as 71.5 cm. Current neck cello length (but not profile).