DHV:
898
Tourin ID:
VIENNA 07

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 72 (Schlosser: C77)

Label Text:

Antonio Ciciliano [printed]

Measurements:

String Length:

82

Total Length:

131.O

Body Length:

70

Upper Width:

36.5

Rib Depth:

14.2

Middle Width:

24.3

Bottom Width:

40

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. 196-97; Carter 2006; Hopfner 2006; Hopfner 2004, p. 54; Zopf 2002; Edmunds 1994, pp. 15-19; Moens 1989, pp. 47-48; Edmunds 1980, pp. 75, 82-84; Schlosser 1920, p. 64

Pio 2011, pp. 106 (F+B [color]), 107 (head side [color]); Beuting 2007, p. 196 (fornt [color]); Hopfner 2006, pp. 70 (front), 78 (bottom rib); Hopfner 2004, p. 55 (front [color]); Moens 1995, p. 220 (F+S); KHM Klangführer 1993, p. 47 (front [color]); Edmunds 1994, pp. 16-17 (F+S, bottom rib, head B+S, 2 of fingerboard, 2 of tailpiece screweye); König 1985, pp. 78-79 (F+B); 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. Hopfner 2008: dendro date by P. Klein (1988) was 1602, but now revised to 1433 by M. Beuting (2007). Restored in 1910 by Alfred Coletti (with his label dated 1912; not by Karl Haudek, c. 1901), including new back and ribs with veneer of bird’s-eye maple; table is bent, with middle section carved and non-original purfling. Carter 2006: back (of “spectacular burr maple”) not original, soundpost and bass bar likewise, but museum considers neck to be original. Estimated SL 80-84. Moens 1989: earliest possible date for table is 1607 (dendrochronology [by P. Klein]). Back and ribs “younger”; neck probably not original. Edmunds 1994: table 2-piece, carved, then bent; tailpiece hooks onto screw-eye, probably original. Wood very similar to C76—probably part of same set. Woodfield 1984, p. 130 and Hopfner 2008 call this a large bass. Edmunds 1980 dimensions 70, 36.5/-/40.0, 14.8, 80-84. Schlosser 1920: scroll seems not original.