English cello c. 1760

Workshop of Joseph Hill

A rare example of a largely un-modified late-Baroque cello, characteristic of the London made instruments of the time, showing the hand of Joseph Hill.

The bass-bar (integral with the table), the neck, fingerboard and end-button are original.

The slender ebony tail-piece and the substantial boxwood pegs are English of the period.

It is fitted-up in the baroque style.

Gut strings by Toro and La Folia.

The instrument is now being offered for sale through my colleagues at Bridgewood and Neitzert in Stoke Newington, London. Contact them directly if you are interested in trying it.

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