DHV:
1593
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass ?

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Niort ?

Auguste

Tolbecque

Date:

1877

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

15

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

0488

Head:

Head

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Auguste Tolbecque, -1879

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information

Source:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:468

Literature:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:468

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front, side 7/8 [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon: Basse de viole ... d’après un modèle de Gaspar da Salo; museum’s website: viole de gambe expérimentale. 2 strings lie beyond bass edge of fingerboard; others apparently all to be bowed (none sympathetic, though Mahillon says “six cordes principales”): attempt at a lira da gamba? Blond fingerboard and tailpiece with lighter floral inlays; painted nymphs on table either side of tailpiece, male head plus 2 flying cupids at end of fingerboard; perimeter outlined with row of white dots, perhaps mother of pearl. Back and ribs heavily decorated. Cf. Niort 2012.1.1 (DHV 1711), with similar stringing but different soundholes and body outline.