DHV:
692
Tourin ID:
PARIS 01

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D ?

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

C*

Catalog Number:

E.0065 (formerly C.138bis)

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Louis Clapisson, Paris, -1861

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

4.5

Upper Width:

16.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

20.0

Information

Source:

Museum’s website; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Gétreau 1996, pp. 441, 643; Chouquet 1884, p. 31

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); Jaquier 1995, p. 323 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Museum website: pardessus de viole. Back and ribs of small-scale ivory and ebony marquetry rectangles; soundholes shaped like crescent moons, with circular holes on inner edges near bottom. Website: origin “Italie ... vers 1700.” Formerly set up as a viola d’amore; originally had metal strings (plus “traces à la place des frettes de touches fixes arasées”). Gétreau 1996: repaired in 1862 by Henry & Martin: new pegs and bridge. Jaquier 1995: viole d’amour sans cordes sympathiques.