Triangular Octave Spinet

Maker:
Pasquino Querci (Italian, active Florence, 1610–25)
Date:
1625
Geography:
Florence, Italy
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Wood, various materials
Dimensions:
Inner Instrument: Length parallel to keyboard 82.0 cm, Width perpendicular to keyboard 33.7 cm, D. 121 cm, 3-octave span 47.8 cm,
Sounding lengths (plucking points):
c/e 79.6 (7.5)
c2 34.5 (5.5)
d4 7.6 (2.3)
Classification:
Chordophone-Zither-plucked-spinet
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.1230
Not on view
Marking: 1) (on back of nameboard) pasquino querci fiorentino f 1625
2) (below that, barely legible). . .sua presenza e la sua abilità (?)
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown
Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440-1840. Donald H. Boalch and Charles Mould, 1991, Oxford University Press. Oxford, 1995, pg. 532-533.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Europe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1904, vol. I, pg. 84.

Catalogue of Keyboard Instruments. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 0, pg. 25,27, ill.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments of All Nations: I. Europe, Galleries 25 and 26, Central Cases of Galleries 27 and 28. Catalogue., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, vol. 13, pg. 84.