DHV:
897
Tourin ID:
VIENNA 06

1550 C

Bass

Antonio

Ciciliano

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Venice

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

SAM 71 (Schlosser: C76)

Label Text:

Antonio Ciciliano [printed]

Measurements:

String Length:

71.5

Total Length:

112

Body Length:

58

Upper Width:

29.5

Rib Depth:

12

Middle Width:

20

Bottom Width:

32

Previous Owner:

Descendants of Archduke Ferdinand Habsburg (husband of Tommaso Obizzi’s daughter Maria Beatrix d’Este), 1805- ; Pio Enea II Obizzi and descendants, Castle Catajo near Padua, -1805 (probably since early 17th century)

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

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Comments:

Hopfner 2008; Beuting 2007, pp. 208-09; Carter 2006; Hopfner 2006; Hopfner 2004, p. 154; Zopf 2002; Moens 1989, pp. 47-48; Heyde 1986, 116-17; Edmunds 1980, pp. 75, 84, 86; Schlosser 1920, p. 64

Pio 2011, pp. 105 (F+B [color]), 107 (head side [color]); Hopfner 2006, p. 70 (front); Hopfner 2004, p. 55 (front [color]); Moens 1995, p. 220 (F+S); KHM Klangführer 1993, p. 47 (front [color]); König 1985, p. 78 (front); Schlosser 1920, pl. XVII (front)

KHM Klangführer 1993, track 6.2

Sharply sloping shoulders, table smaller than back in upper bout. Hopfner 2006: body outline and neck setting and length original; ribs original, with significant worm damage Hopfner 2008: dendro date by P. Klein (1988) was 1575, but now revised to 1403 by M. Beuting (2007). Restored in 1910 by Alfred Coletti (not by Karl Haudek, c. 1901), including back veneered with bird’s-eye maple (due to worm damage) and purfling added to table. Carter 2006: back not original, soundpost and bass bar likewise, but museum considers neck to be original. Estimated SL “? 72”. Moens 1989: earliest possible date for table is 1580 (dendrochronology [by P. Klein]); back “probably much younger;” neck probably not original. Edmunds 1994: wood very similar to C77—probably part of same set. Edmunds 1994: date 1560-80, SL 72. Only Woodfield 1984, p. 130 and Hopfner 2008 call this a bass, others say tenor. Edmunds 1980 dimensions 57, 29.5/-/32.0, -, 72?