Nicolas Bertrand / à Paris 1702
No. of Strings:
Musée d’art et d’histoire
Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969
J. Deferne to TGM, 6/10; PT visit 10/78
On museum’s website (front [color]); museum checklist (F [color]); König 1985, p. 89 (front); [unpublished, from J. Deferne 6/10: front, head back (color)]; [by PT: front (color)]
Tourin: neck probably not original (graft at pegbox, which is gilded and very wide); dimensions approximate, done quickly. J. Deferne’s dimensions: -, 36.2/26.8/44.2, 14.8, 75.0; label text also from him. By far the largest Bertrand bass.