DHV:
1129
Tourin ID:

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Fatto da me Zosimo Bergonzi P anno 17**, Cremona

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

73.9

Upper Width:

Rib Depth:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 382

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Comments:

Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 382

Sotheby’s 5/22/80, lot 382

Sotheby’s 1980/05/22, lot 382

Sotheby’s: “probably German ... the purfling of stained bone in a geometrical design...” (black zigzagging along a wide white band); length of back 73.9; “requiring restoration.” [May be post-18th-C.?] W. Monical (to TGM 10/16): a very late instrument, at least late 19C, “perhaps inspired by iconography or maker's whim”; country of origin unclear. Ensemble of body, neck and pegbox are only marginally playable, reminiscent of Franciolini’s work; fittings all probably belong together, including neck, pegbox, pegs, and endpin.