DHV:
1016
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Michel

Collichon

Date:

1693 ?

Label Text:

Collichon [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Henry Jean Vermeer, Basel, -195-.

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.6

String Length:

36.0

Rib Depth:

7.2

Upper Width:

16.9

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

20.4

Information

Source:

Muthesius 1996, no. 5; JVdGSA 6 (1969), 65; H. Mueller, Methodik des Viola-da-Gamba-Spiels (typescript)

Literature:

Mackey 2020; Muthesius 1996; JVdGSA 6 (1969)-A, 65

Photographs:

Muthesius 1996, p. 49 (head side); [unpublished, from owner via J. Moran 6/13: FB+S, head F+S [color])

Recordings:

Mueller 1954 (Purcell)

Auctions:

Comments:

Muthesius 1996, no. 5: 4-piece table, 1-piece back, head original, date “169-”. Neck angle changed in 1959 restoration; also new bass bar. Fingerboard veneered in tortoiseshell with a border of “bois amourette” (= snakewood). Mueller: date 1693, “Originalzustand”; dimensions 35.0, 16.5/-/20.5, 7.2, 36.0. Not in Kessler 1990. JVdGSA 1969: date 1690. Owner to J. Moran, 9/10: acquired in 1950s from Henry Jean Vermeer, then head of the string instrument department at Hug & Co., Basel; restored by G. Hellwig (worm damage, etc.). Large floral ornament on table: 3 long-stemmed blooms in a V shape.