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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Tournai

Ambroise

De Comble

Date:

1758

Label Text:

Fait à Tournay par Ambroise De Comble, 1758 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

2883

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

C.C. Snoeck, Ghent

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

29

Rib Depth:

4.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Herzog 2003, QT-44; Drescher 1990, p. 119; Mahillon 1912, 4:421; Snoeck 1903, p. 5 (no. 14); Loan 1885, p. 70

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon 1912, Drescher 1990 (and museum’s website): quinton; Snoeck: treble. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Tourin: end button.