DHV:
1330
Tourin ID:

1730 C

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Florence

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA, Brooklyn, NY

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Matteo Bente Faciebat / Brexcia / Anno a Christo / Nato / M D L XXXIIII [printed] / 1584 [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

69.1

Total Length:

Body Length:

69.8

Upper Width:

32.3

Rib Depth:

11.8

Middle Width:

24.6

Bottom Width:

42.2

Previous Owner:

Robert Loy, Portland, Oregon, 1994-2001; John Matthews, Baltimore and Maine, mid-1960s to 1994; William Post Ross, Boston

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/02; letter from R. Loy to current owner

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-44

[By TGM: FB+S, head side (color)]

2-piece table and back, both with single purfling, latter of slab-cut birch, flat with no fold. Tailgut; no crossbars on back except soundpost plate. Restored by William Monical, 1996: new neck, pegbox, and scroll (latter copied from cello by Jacob Horril, c. 1730). Previously had 7 strings and putto head (this incarnation perhaps 19th-C. Austrian work?); more recent repairs by Kellischek and Bouman in 1960s. Monical’s attribution primarily based on varnish, nearly 100% original; instrument may originally have been a bassetto.