Francesco Goffriller, Venice, 1700, the 'Casals'


Cello: 42366

Labeled, "Carlo Bergonzi . . . 1733"

Back: Two-piece modulary-rays maple with flames of large, irregular widths, ascending slightly towards the sides, with two small wings in the lower flanks

Top: of pine in four pieces with irregular grain at the center

Scroll: of modulary-rays maple with slight flames

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Red on a golden-yellow ground

Length of back: 75.1 cm

Upper bouts: 35.7 cm

Lower bouts: 44 cm

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Notes:

The instrument has been reduced in size, but the f-holes and scroll have not been altered.

Les Violons - Venetians Instruments, Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Paris

Provenance

- Sold by Caressa & Francais
1913 - 1973 Pablo Casals
from 1973 Current owner

Known players

Amit Peled, Anne Gastinel, Claudio Bohórquez, Pablo Casals

References

  • The Strad, March, 2003, Ariane Todes, Newsquest Specialist Media, London
  • Les violons: Venetian instruments, paintings & drawings, Association pour la Promotion des Arts, Paris (illustrated)

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