DHV:
655
Tourin ID:
NIGGE 2

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Antoine

Despont

Date:

1617

Label Text:

[Antoine Despont, Paris, 1617]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

NL

Culemborg

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[cellist in Frankfurt radio orchestra, -1998]; Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (in 1977)

Measurements:

Body Length:

65

String Length:

65

Rib Depth:

13.5

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

37

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 9/04 + 2/05 + 1/08; van der Velden 2000; G. Niggemann to PT 3/77

Literature:

Photographs:

On owner’s website (FB+S, head S [color]); van der Velden 2015 (head 3/4 and side [color]); van der Velden 2002 (side 1/2, two views); van der Velden 2000 (front, partial view)

Recordings:

van der Velden 2015 (Dialogues); van der Velden 2013 (Images); van der Velden 2012 (Hommages); van der Velden 2002 (Couperin); van der Velden 2000 (Marais)

Auctions:

Comments:

Elaborately carved tailpiece, similar to one seen in Forqueray portrait. Neck is original, but fingerboard is new, to reverse a conversion to 6-string set up for a previous owner; open-carved back of pegbox. Restored by Lambert Houniet.