DHV:
143
Tourin ID:
BRUS 09

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Rouen

Louis ?

Cotton

Date:

16..

Label Text:

Louis Cotton à Rouen 16..

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1401

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

V & J Mahillon, Brussels

Measurements:

Body Length:

36.5

String Length:

35.7

Rib Depth:

8.3

Upper Width:

16.5

Middle Width:

12.5

Bottom Width:

21.3

Information

Source:

Exposition 1969, p. 58; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Exposition 1969, p. 58; Mahillon 1900, 3:41

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Expo 1969: back and ribs of walnut; table has single purfling, back only painted. Table varnish redder than back and ribs, perhaps not by same hand. Integral neck and pegbox; one peg doesn’t match others; tailpiece and bridge not original. Museum’s website: author “Cotton Robert ou Louis”. Vannes: “Son prénom est Robert et non Louis comme l’écrit l’ancien conservateur du Musée Instrumental de Bruxelles.” (Also: “Selon Jacquot, ce luthier serait d’origine anglaise,” but Jacquot says this suggestion came from Snoeck, with reference to his treble now BERB 1.) Mahillon: last 2 digits of date illegible, but Expo 1969 gives “16(7?)4”.