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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Romain

Chéron

Date:

1700 C

Label Text:

Romain Chéron / rue St-Antoine / a Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1432

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

V & J Mahillon, Brussels

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.0

String Length:

70.5

Rib Depth:

13.2

Upper Width:

33.0

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

39.5

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Mahillon 1900, 3:53

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]); Moens 2000, p. 16 (F [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Drawings by Raymond Passauro (et al., 1987) available from museum. Mahillon (and Vannes), and thus Tourin, gave maker’s surname as “Berori”. Double purfling on front and back, with fleurs-de-lys at corners. Museum’s website: date “1694 (incertaine)”; author “Roman Berori, Romain Chéron”.