DHV:
1256
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Nicolas

Bertrand

Date:

1715 C

Label Text:

[Gasparo da Salo]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[lady cellist in Paris]

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.5

String Length:

74.0

Rib Depth:

13.3

Upper Width:

33.6

Middle Width:

24.4

Bottom Width:

40.7

Information

Source:

J. Kraft 9/09; Riché 2005 [also handout for original paper at Limoges 1995]

Literature:

Riché 2005

Photographs:

Riché 2005, pp. 216-23 (F+B body only, 12 details before and during restoration [color])

Recordings:

Coin 1998 (Graun); Coin 1998a (Marais)

Auctions:

Comments:

Only body is original (with new bass bar and soundpost plate), plus head; restored by Charles Riché, 1994ff. Dimensions not in his article; taken from Judith Kraft’s copy of his drawing (so not over arching). Various modifications in 19-20th C, but according to owner (in conversation, 9/09) it was never turned into a cello. 2-piece table with low arching and single purfling; 2-piece back cut on the slab, with no purfling; no corner blocks or linings, but parchment on most joints.