DHV:
1467
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1753

Label Text:

Ludovicus GUERSAN / prope Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetioe / Anno / 1753 [printed except 53]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

SAM 374

Head:

Flat finial

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Anton Poller [luthier/dealer], Vienna, -1931

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.8

String Length:

31.3

Rib Depth:

3.7

Upper Width:

15.8

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19.5

Information

Source:

R. Hopfner to TGM, 1/08; [TGM visit 12/06]

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM, on display: front 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped ribs (both outer stripes cut down for violin conversion) and back; double purfling. Probably originally had 5 strings, like nearly all other Guersans.