DHV:
51
Tourin ID:
BASEL 9

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Lyon

P.

Pommier

Date:

17..

Label Text:

Fait a Lyon par / P. Pommier 17.. [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Historisches Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1927.260

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Maurice Bedot-Diodati, Geneva

Measurements:

Body Length:

79.5

String Length:

69.8

Rib Depth:

13.9

Upper Width:

36.6

Middle Width:

28.0

Bottom Width:

44.8

Information

Source:

Klaus 1997, p. 51; PT visits 6/77 & 10/78

Literature:

Klaus 1997, p. 51

Photographs:

[By PT: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Tourin: 5-piece table with double purfling (each a single dark strip), 2-piece back, nicely flamed, with none; light orangy varnish; “big body!” Neck is new (graft at pegbox, obvious work at butt, now mortised), maybe also pegbox (7th peg almost surely added). Main brace set rather low; small wooden liners and corner blocks. “Looks like a 17th C. English viol”; last two digits of label date unreadable, perhaps fake or from a repair? (Vannes: Pommier = “originaire d’Allemagne, établi à Lyon au XVIIIe siècle”; he knew a large-pattern violin with pale yellow varnish and low arching labeled “Fait à Lyon par / P. Pommier 1722”.) Klaus 1977: 7-piece table, 2-piece back. Tourin dimensions 79.0, 36.9/28.4/45.0, 14.5, 75.0? 80.0.