DHV:
1554
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Niort

Auguste

Tolbecque

Date:

1900 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

F

Niort

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée Bernard d'Agesci

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

995.39.1

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

78.5

String Length:

76.0

Rib Depth:

13.6

Upper Width:

35.7

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

42.2

Information

Source:

Museum’s website

Literature:

Museum’s website

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); Coin 2020, p. 5 (FB+S [color])

Recordings:

Coin 2020 (Homage à Tolbecque; track 16 only)

Auctions:

Comments:

Square shoulders; upper bouts form pronounced S-curves ending in downward-pointing corners; no outer corners below waist; one pair of inner corners (dimples) in lower bouts. Supposedly based on an instrument from the former Petit collection, now at the Musée de la Musique in Paris (perhaps E.790, a treble by Martino Heel, with less exaggerated upper bouts and soundholes?). 1-piece back, ribs, and neck of red walnut, all with painted Renaissance-style floral decoration; painted coat of arms (fake?) on table; black-and-white edging. Sculpted tailpiece, diagonal end of fingerboard. Sold at maker’s estate sale in 1922. Museum’s website: “restauré en vue du centenaire de la mort d'Auguste Tolbecque [en 2019].”