[illegible, written in ink directly on soundpost plate]
No. of Strings:
Jean Michel Renard, Bellenaves (France), 1994-2005; [a French collector, -1994]
TGM visit 9/09; J. Kraft drawing seen 9/02; J.M. Renard to TGM, 6/00 & 9/01
Abramowicz 2015, p. 2 (front); [unpublished, from J. M. Renard: front, head 3/4, rosette (color)]
Abramowicz 2015 (Marais)
Kraft: 7-string pegbox (wormy but with original pegs) and head are old but don’t belong to body, which was probably originally 6-string. Renard provided components, she combined them with new neck; nice sound but very fragile condition; dimensions (from a drawing) 65.2, 29.6/22.3/36.9, 11.4, 69.5. Renard: 2-piece back with single purfling, table with double purfling and false [i.e., non-penetrating?] oval parchment rosette. Carved back and sides of pegbox; head old but not original; neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. Converted to a cello when acquired by Renard in 1994; restoration work done by Sinier de Ridder and Judith Kraft, 2000, for Renard.