DHV:
1099
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris ?

School of

Bertrand ?

Date:

17..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Nottingham

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

75.5

String Length:

67.9

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

35.9

Middle Width:

24.5

Bottom Width:

42.8

Information

Source:

J. Julier to TGM, 7/02; owner to TGM, 12/01, 4/02, M. Heale, 10/01; Sotheby’s 11/12/86, lot 66

Literature:

Montagu 1987, p. 249; Sotheby’s 11/12/86, lot 66

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 11/12/86, lot 66 (F+B)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1986/11/12, lot 66

Sotheby’s (photo): Pegbox for 6+6 not original; open back for sympathetic string pegs, which are smaller. Neck and string spacing look narrow. Body length 76.6, string length then 67.9. Montagu 1987: “in fairly rough state, especially the belly.” Michael Heale restored as 7-string (1988); says sympathetic strings were 19th-C. Belgian addition; thinks instrument not French, possibly Flemish, c. 1690. Owner: multi-stave front (middle stave replaced, with painted decoration to disguise repair), with single whalebone purfling; back in several unmatched parts, with painted purfling. Carved head retained from “d’amore” set-up; probably a cello before that. Ribs relatively shallow in relation to body size; linen linings with no corner blocks.