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I base baroque cello bridges on Baschenis paintings and they work very well. better than Strad models in my experience although they are not that different. But the main feature is that they are the same width at the top as the feet and the strings are quite widely spaced. The arch is quite flat and there is sufficient clearance for the bow in the c bouts with quite a low bridge height. They are only cut away above the feet on the outside (as the Strad ones) . I think this design is ok for  about 1650-1720

I am quite suspicious of the violin designs with thin feet that purport to be, for example Tartini, and suspect that they come from after the middle of the 18th century although I don't have precise information about this. 

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