DHV:
175
Tourin ID:
BRUS 41

1683 ?

Violone

Pietro

Zenatto ?

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Treviso

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

1433

Label Text:

Pietro Zenatto / fece in Treviso / Anno 1683 [printed except 3]

Measurements:

Body Length:

111

String Length:

116

Rib Depth:

22

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

48.8

40.7

65.5

Previous Owner:

Count Pietro Correr, Venice, -1886

Information Source:

Moens 2004, esp. pp. 84-86; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Moens 2004, esp. pp. 84-86; Awouters 1972, p. 82; Mahillon 1900, 3:53

On museum’s website (front [color]); Moens 2004, pp. 85-86 (FB+S, pegbox rear 3/4, top block); Awouters 1972, p. 83 (front)

Mahillon says no label, but there is one. Moens: label is almost identical to that in no. 1437 (BRUS 45), though the two instruments are very different in both design and craftsmanship (but pegboxes very similar). Back and ribs of fruitwood (probably cherry), crudely crafted with tooth-plane marks on outside as well as inside surfaces; crudely cut F-holes. Double purfling on table, none on back. Integral bass bar; top block with two empty nail holes. Unusual style of pegbox, à la Praetorius; tailgut. Fingerboard and tailpiece later, perhaps for Mahillon. Some features in common with smaller ex-Correr viols, but others differ. Probably a fake. Awouters dimensions 110.5, 48.6/40.6, 65.4, 21.1, 114.4. Museum’s website: “auteur inconnu”.