DHV:
1169
Tourin ID:

1693 ?

Bass

Pietro

Zenatto ?

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Brescia

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

LV, Riga

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Riga Museum of History and Navigation

Head:

Orpheus

Catalog Number:

VRVM 57335

Label Text:

Zanetto da Brescia / 1693

Measurements:

Body Length:

64

String Length:

Rib Depth:

11.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

28.5

37.5

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

M. Herzog to TGM 8/96

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-10; Braun 1962

Herzog 2002, p. 157 (front); [unpublished, from M. Herzog: front, front 3/4, head front, rib detail (color); unpublished, from Markku L-M, 6/08: front from below, back, rib details, pegbox front and joint with neck, label (color)]

Back and sides elaborately decorated with painted designs in gold and black; perhaps not original? Extremely ornate pegbox and head, fastened to non-original neck with screws. Double purfling on table; flat back. More likely made in the late 19th century by “Pietro Zenatto ... in Treviso anno 1683” than Zenatto of Brescia in the 16th century.