DHV:
1429
Tourin ID:

Size:

Quinton

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1752

Label Text:

Lodovicus Guersan prope Commoediam Gallicam Lutetiae Anno 1752

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

038

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.3

String Length:

32.0

Rib Depth:

3.2

Upper Width:

16.2

Middle Width:

11.3

Bottom Width:

20.6

Information

Source:

Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 353 (and unpublished condition report)

Literature:

Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 353

Photographs:

Vázquez website (F+B body only, pegbox front, scroll side, bass F-hole, neck heel, back of neck [color]); Sotheby’s 11/8/05, lot 353 (front 3/4)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 2005/11/08, lot 353

Catalogue: “Pegbox with stamped decoration surmounted by an open scroll with floral carving in the volutes.” Report: pegs are modern, also bridge (stamped J. Robelus Gent) and endbutton; tailpiece 19th century, fingerboard not old. Has had frets in the past, but none shown in photo. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Vazquez website: dendrochronology gives date of 1727 for youngest growth ring on table.