DHV:
1198
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Mainz

Johann Joseph

Elsler

Date:

1724

Label Text:

Johan Joseph Elsler / fecit _____ 1724 [handwritten]; “I. I .E.” branded on soundpost plate just below label

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

E.980.2.395

Head:

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure, -1979

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

33.2

Middle Width:

23.6

Bottom Width:

40.5

Information

Source:

TGM visit 9/09; museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 735

Literature:

Gétreau 1996, p. 735

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S); Khazine 2004, p. 7 (front body only); [unpublished, from A. Houssay 9/10: label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Body only; no neck. Gétreau 1996 and website give maker’s name as “Elster”. Table has high arching and single purfling (hard to see); back has none. Original hookbar replaced by tailgut button. 2 vertical-profile crossbars below soundpost plate (second just above bottom block), and 2 more above. Rib height 13.2 at bottom block. Several cracks in back, and various open joints.