DHV:
1321
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Claude

Boivin

Date:

1740 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

109

Head:

Male ?

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[Private owner, Belgium]

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.8

String Length:

67.1

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

32.7

Middle Width:

23.1

Bottom Width:

40.2

Information

Source:

Vázquez to TGM, 2001-02

Literature:

Herzog 2003, FR-4

Photographs:

Vázquez website (F+B, body only, head 3/4, bass soundhole, maker’s name stamp [color]) & exhibition 2010 (front 3/4, [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Maker’s name stamped on the back near the neck. “Sometime in the 19th C. the renowned Mirecourt luthier, Nicolas François Vuillaume, active then in Brussels, added wood to the shoulders of the viol to square off at the neck, in cello fashion.” Purchased while still in cello form; reconverted in 2001, with new neck and head modeled on FRU 2. Dendrochronology gives dates of 1721 for youngest growth ring on treble, 1762 [sic] on bass side.