DHV:
1009
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Niort ?

Auguste

Tolbecque

Date:

1865

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

6+12

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

0486

Head:

Head

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Auguste Tolbecque, -1879

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

40

Information

Source:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:467-8

Literature:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:467-8

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front and back 3/4 [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

G. da Salo model; +12 sympathetic strings (but only 6 pegs in pegbox, unlike Paris E.1669.1, also 6+12, dated 1899); table and back painted; “forme fleur de lys” (cf. upper bouts). Museum’s website: violoncelle d’amour expérimental; photo shows a central table ornament (partly gilded?) and dark scrolling floral motifs below bridge and at upper corners; fleur de lys cutout in inlaid tailpiece; tuning pins for sympathetic strings at bottom block.