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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Tenor

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Munich

Paul

Alletsee

Date:

1720

Label Text:

Paulus Alletsee hof. / Lauten und Geigen / macher in München / 1720 [printed except 20]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

E.2045

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Henri Cesbron, 1916-34; Paul Cesbron, Paris, before 1906 - 1916

Measurements:

Body Length:

51.5

String Length:

53.5

Rib Depth:

8.8

Upper Width:

23.0

Middle Width:

16.8

Bottom Width:

29.5

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/11; museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 703; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Gétreau 1996, p. 703

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head side [color]); [by TGM: rosette, label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

1-piece back, table also apparently 1-piece, with rosette (and large patch outboard of bass soundhole); some remnants of purfling now at or beyond edge of table; none on back. Marked “EB” on neck heel. Scroll and pegbox with fluted back appear integral with cello neck, set at angle but fingerboard (stained black) is wedge-shaped as well; tailpiece still attaches to a hookbar.