DHV:
1522
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Romain

Chéron

Date:

170.

Label Text:

Romain Cheron, / Porte Baudoyer, / a Paris 170.

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Cherub

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[a violin maker in Tours, some time in 1990s]

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.2

String Length:

33.0

Rib Depth:

8.4

Upper Width:

16.3

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19.0

Information

Source:

TGM visit 9/09

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head F+S, label (partial) (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Restored by John Topham c. 2007 from a viola conversion: rib depth doubled, replacement rose, new neck, pegbox, fingerboard, tailpiece, etc.; carved head may be original. 6-string set-up is hypothetical but likely, based on the early date. Double purfling on table, none on back, whose flame pattern is markedly chevron-shaped, descending from the center joint.