DHV:
44
Tourin ID:
BASEL 2

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Mirecourt

Jean-Sebastien

Bourdot

Date:

1742

Label Text:

Sebastien Bourdot / a mircourt 1742 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Historisches Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1927.265

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Maurice Bedot-Diodati, Geneva

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.4

String Length:

29.6

Rib Depth:

3.8

Upper Width:

14.6

Middle Width:

10.4

Bottom Width:

18.4

Information

Source:

Klaus 1997, p. 53; PT visits 6/77 & 10/78

Literature:

Herzog 2003, QT-24, QT-97; Klaus 1997, p. 53; Vannes 1999, p. 39

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from museum (M. Kirnbauer) 9/15: front 3/4 (color)]; [by PT: head front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Tourin: quinton; 2-piece table with C-holes and single purfling; 1-piece arched back with no purfling; no overhanging edges; violin-type neck, very narrow fingerboard, no sign of frets; bearded old man’s head; tailgut. Klaus: viol outline with overhanging edges and arched back but C-holes: “Quinton (?)”; “Korpusmischform”. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Vannes 1951 gives date as 1772, but Jacquot says documents confirm his activity from 1728 only until 1766. “Réparé par Fischesser frères / Luthiers a Genève 1888”. Tourin dimensions 31.4, 14.8/10.6/18.5, 4.4, 29.5-30.0.