DHV:
698
Tourin ID:
PARIS 07

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

CZ

Date:

1720 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

E.0074 (formerly C.173bis)

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Louis Clapisson, Paris, -1861

Measurements:

Body Length:

68 ±

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information

Source:

Museum’s website; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Gétreau 1996, p. 644; Chouquet 1884, p. 38

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Website: Allemagne, 18e. 1-piece back of bird’s-eye maple, semi-pointed body corners. Neck redone in mid-19th century; varnish original but retouched. Body length estimated based on meter stick in photos; widths 34/21/42, string length 71. W. Monical (to TGM 10/16): Bohemian, c. 1720 or later, based on body outline similar to Prague School violas d’amore, with very narrow C bouts and flame holes with lower ornaments; also thick table edges and use of birds-eye maple for back and ribs. Pegbox and carved head probably Germanic, 20th century, of pearwood.