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Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Romain

Chéron

Date:

1700

Label Text:

Romain Cheron / Rue Ste Antoine / à Paris 1700 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, -c. 1988

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

70-71

Rib Depth:

13.4

Upper Width:

32.2

Middle Width:

24.1

Bottom Width:

39.3

Information Source:

M. Ternovec to TGM, 8/01; M. Herzog to TGM, 8/96; Kuijken 1992a

Literature:

Photographs:

On M. Ternovec’s website (label); [unpublished, from M. Herzog: FB+S (color); T. Bingham to J. Caldwell 6/87: front, FB+S body only, both C-holes, details of table below Cs, top of back, partial view of label (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Kuijken 1992a (Couperin)

Only back (2-piece) and ribs original; replacement table (with purfled C-holes) is older than neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece, which date from restoration done in England for R. Murata after purchase as a cello. Played by Kaori Uemura as 2nd viol to W. Kuijken on 1992 Couperin CD.