Beautiful Antique French ½ size ‘Cello Label JTL
A beautiful little ‘cello that is ready to be played by a young ‘cellist. A recent valuation of this ‘cello by Volker Beilharz (Melbourne) put the value at $4,800.00AU. “The work of the giant French trade manufacturer Jerome Thibouville-Lamy in Mirecourt 1890 – 1910. The top is made from two matched pieces of spruce which has a variable-width but quite straight grain. The back is made from two matched pieces of maple which has a somewhat patchy, faint but reasonable fine flame that extends horizontally from the centre joint. The ribs are made from five matching pieces of maple and one different piece. The five matching pieces are made from maple that is almost plain – it has occasional faint flame that has a quilted look. The other rib, lower soundpost side, has a broad, faint but defined flame. The scroll and original neck are made from maple that ha a very broad, flat flame. The varnish is a very typical French trade orange-red colour and is uniformly. The ‘cello is in good condition but has a lot of minor damage and wear on the varnish and the edges. The only major damage is a soundpost crack in the front which has been glued but not patched.” Measurements (over arch): Width of back top bout 284.0mm C-bout 201.5mm Lower bout 366.8mm Length of back 635.0mm Height of ribs top block 106.0mm C-bout 106.0mm Lower block 106.0mm Ratio: from top nut to table edge 231.0mm From table edge to f-hole nicks 343.0mm Has a new set of Evah Pirazzi strings New Wittner tailpiece New bridge New soundpost Shaped nut Replaced endpin Seams and cracks checked (eg near left f-hole) and repaired. Cost includes a soft case only Price is listed at $2,500, but please make an offer.