DHV:
1548
Tourin ID:

Size:

Quinton

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Mathurin François

Remy

Date:

1755

Label Text:

Remy Rue Ste marge / rite Faubourg St an / toine a Paris 1755 [printed except date]

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

USA

New York, NY

No. of Strings:

5+6

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

2006.505

Head:

Coolie

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Gerald Trimble, Asheville, NC, 2006; Rodolphe del Croix, Nice (www.musicantic.com)

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.2

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

16.9

Middle Width:

12.0

Bottom Width:

21.0

Information

Source:

Trimble to TGM (phone), 6/09

Literature:

Museum’s annual report 2006-07 (on website)

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+B [color]); www.musicantic.com (dealer in Nice)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Trimble: brass tuning pins for sympathetic strings located below tailgut button. Museum: Quinton d’amour; label appears to be original. Watchkey tuning of sympathetic strings. Wear marks reveal it has been played under the chin. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side.