DHV:
1319
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Benoist

Fleury

Date:

17..

Label Text:

Benoist Fleury rue des Boucheries / Faubourg S. German a Paris 17 [printed; final 2 digits of date probably once handwritten, but now illegible]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

London

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Horniman Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

15.10.48/21

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Percy Bull, London, -1948

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.3

String Length:

31.5

Rib Depth:

5.2

Upper Width:

15.6

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

19.3

Information

Source:

TGM visit 8/03; museum to TGM, 9-11/01

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head FB+S, bottom rib, label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table and back, both with double purfling; back has semicircle at bottom in addition to (not part of) purfling tracks. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side; La Fille-type decoration on pegbox. Fingerboard ebony veneer, tailpiece solid rosewood. Varnish chipped and scratched, redone in some places (must be from before 1948). (Fleury died in 1792.)