DHV:
917
Tourin ID:
YALE 08

1580 C

Bass

G. Battista

Ciciliano

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

I, Venice

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New Haven, CT

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Yale University

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

4670.00 (formerly 127)

Label Text:

Batista fiol de Antonio Cicilian / in Venetia [printed]

Measurements:

String Length:

63.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

60.2

Upper Width:

32.5

Rib Depth:

11.9

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

35.8

Previous Owner:

Morris Steinert, c. 1880-

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Monical 1989, pp. 12-13; Marcuse 1960

On museum’s website (FB+S [color]); Moens 1995, p. 228 (F+S, label); Monical 1989, pp. 12-13 (FB+S, head side); Young 1980, p. 53 (F+S); Marcuse 1975, p. 500 (front); Marcuse 1960, pl. 14 (FB+S); Steinert 1893, p. 162 (front); [by TGM: front]

Scroll has no ears; neck meets shoulders at a diagonal, ribs slope toward table. Moens 1995: cut down from older, larger instrument. 2-piece neck; pegbox probably originally for only 4 pegs. Label doesn’t match those in Brussels 1425-1426. Monical 1989: X-ray photo of top block shows original nails, but severed when neck angle changed; c. 1570. Tourin: glued bass bar; bridge not original; neck modified. Restored by Wurlitzer c. 1956-58 (correspondence in museum’s file). Website: back and ribs of fruitwood; fingerboard probably added later, enlarged, and recut (doesn’t match tailpiece); pegs not original.