Violoncello by G.F. Celoniatus, Turin, c.1740

Object type
instrument
Description
The two-piece back and the ribs are made from figured slab-cut poplar. The front is made from three wedges of quarter-cut a narrow grained conifer. The dendrochronology result suggests that wood from a different tree was used for the middle section. The inner strip of the narrow purfling is made from beech. Scroll and pegbox are grafted and the head has a modern neck graft.
Traces of toothed plane and scraper marks can be seen under the yellow translucent varnish.The cello has a modern set-up.
Date made
c.1740
Classification
woodwork
Technique
joined
Material
maple, spruce, ebony
Object type
Type Length Width Height Diameter Unit (length)
Stop 398 mm
Neck 277 mm
Back 735 mm
Upper Bouts 359 mm
Middle Bouts 248.5 mm
Lower Bouts 439.5 mm
Upper Bout (with caliper) 357 mm
Middle Bout (with caliper) 238 mm
Lower Bout (with caliper) 437.75 mm
Total String Length 688 mm
Accession No
2002.560

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