Gavinies, rue Saint / Thomas du Louvre. / A Paris, 1748 [printed except 48]
No. of Strings:
Hermann Hickethier, 1983-c. 2007; Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf, -1983; Wilhelm Hamma, Stuttgart
TGM visit 6/17; owner to TGM, 6/98
van der Velden 1994 (Purcell) (front [color]); [unpublished, from former owner: front 7/8, back; head front 7/8, back, side; part of label (color)]
Eckert 2021 (Barrière); Eckert 2002 (Hugard); van der Velden 1998 (Byrd & Gibbons); Eckert 1997 (Blainville); Eckert 1996 (Heudelinne); van der Velden 1994 (Purcell)
Restored for Alfred Lessing by Günther Hellwig. 2-piece table and back, both with single purfling; La Fille style decoration on pegbox sides and back, original neck, horizontal white strip (bone or ivory?) at lower end of fingerboard and upper end of tailpiece (latter by Hellwig, as is hookbar). No corner blocks, only linen. TGM @ BEMF 6/17: first two digits of date smudged, last two still very clear. Can also be played as a pardessus.