DHV:
786
Tourin ID:
SHRIN 2

1728

Bass

Giovanni Floriano

Guidanti

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Bologna

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA, Vermillion, SD

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

National Music Museum

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

3352

Label Text:

Joannes Florenus Guidantus / Fecit Bononiae Anno 1728 [printed, except 28]

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.9

String Length:

70.2

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

30

22

38.6

Previous Owner:

Laurence Witten, Southport, CT, -1984; Emil Herrmann, New York, 1932-62; Alexander Mackay-Smith, 1931; W.E. Hill & Sons, London, -1931; E.J. Payne, England (d. 1904); Silvestre family, Lyons; Bedetti, Bologna

Information Source:

TGM visit 6/95

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, IT-20; Catch 1997, pp. 132-33; Banks 1984, p. 24; Witten 1975, p. 7; Payne 1889

Banks 1984, pp. 25-27 (FB+S, front 3/4); color postcard available from museum (front 3/4)

Excellent condition. Overhanging edges, cello corners, sloping shoulders, flat back. Top string peg closest to nut. Evidence of 12 sympathetic strings; but are this neck and pegbox original to the body? No other viols known by this maker. Banks dimensions: 69.7, 28.2/-/32.8, 13.2, -. Tourin dimensions 123, 66, 30/22/38.5, 13, 69.5