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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Date:

1731

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

E.980.2.486

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, -1979

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/11; Gétreau 1996, p. 737

Literature:

MacCracken 2017, p. 62; Gétreau 1996, p. 737

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side); Khazine 2004, p. 9 (head side); [by TGM: label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fingerboard black with white perimeter. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Tailpiece not original. Seen but not measured 8/11: label is badly torn up, with only date remaining legible. As of 9/14, website calls it “quinton de viole” and offers attribution (”incertaine”) to Salomon.