DHV:
176
Tourin ID:
BRUS 43

Size:

Violone

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

1435

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

58

Information

Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 (?)

Literature:

Mahillon 1900, 3:55

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon (and website): Grande basse de viole de gambe; originally 6 strings. New neck and other “réparations et transformations maladroites” are “l’oeuvre d’un luthier ignorant et incapable.” Purchased as part of a collection. Of a size to be played at 16-foot pitch. Museum’s website: “Viole grande basse,” German, date “avant 1900”; long and very curving F-holes, with lower eyes set well below body corners. (Depth, given as 33 cm, probably includes bridge.)