DHV:
104
Tourin ID:
BERB 03

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1754

Label Text:

Ludovicus / GUERSAN, / propè / Comoediam / Gallicam, / Lutetiae / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Berlin

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

4520

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Wildhagen, Bielefeld, -1956

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.6

String Length:

31.2

Rib Depth:

4.9

Upper Width:

16.2

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

20.1

Information

Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 105

Literature:

Otterstedt 2004, p. 120; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 105

Photographs:

[By TGM, 11/10: F+B, head F+S (with BERB 4) (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back and ribs. Head probably by La Fille. Lower neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge, and block are replacements. (Previous neck was too short and narrow.) Pegbox has points interrupting the curve both front and back; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Drawing by Olga Adelmann (1970) available from museum. Otterstedt 2004: dendrochronology gives date of 1739 for for youngest growth ring on table.