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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Head

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Sylvia Abramowicz, Paris, c. 1984-2008; [a shop in] Galerie Véro-Dodat, Paris (perhaps R. & F. Charle?]

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.0

String Length:

30.0

Rib Depth:

5.0

Upper Width:

16.5

Middle Width:

11.0

Bottom Width:

19.0

Information Source:

J. Dunford to TGM, 3/2002

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from J. Dunford: front 7/8, head front, details of striped back and ribs (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back and ribs, with white (ivory?) lines between each piece (3 on ribs, 13 on back). Table probably 19th or early 20th century (too thick for good sound). 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Black fingerboard with white line near edges (notched at bottom?).