DHV:
313
Tourin ID:
GHENT 29

1600 C

Violone ?

# of Strings:

4

Place Made:

I,

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

3

Collection:

Head:

Head

Catalog Number:

2492

Label Text:

Nicolaus Amati / Cremonensis faciebat / anno 1650

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

86

Upper Width:

43

Rib Depth:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

54

Previous Owner:

C.C. Snoeck, Ghent

Information Source:

Sachs 1922, col. 142; Snoeck 1894, p. 105

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Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-30; Sachs 1922, col. 142; Snoeck 1894, p. 105

Herzog 2002, p. 155 (front 3/4); Sachs 1922, Tafel 16 (front 7/8); Lütgendorff 1922, 1:39; Snoeck 1894, facing p. 105 (front)

Sachs: converted from a lira da gamba; neck not original. Table with ridges extending inward from all four corners (Herzog’s “El Greco” style), plus a rosette; flat back with fold; double purfling on table and back (including back ornament); fluted external linings (moldings) on ribs. Not in Tourin’s BERA group (listed in Sachs with cellos). Not in Otto & Adelmann 1975; probably lost in World War II.