DHV:
294
Tourin ID:
GENEV 14

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

Michel

Collichon

Date:

1693

Label Text:

Michel Colichon / aParis 1693 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Geneva

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

IM 18

Head:

Pirate

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969; ... V. Bernardel, Paris, c. 1900?

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.9

String Length:

72.0

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

24.5

Bottom Width:

40.0

Information

Source:

Muthesius 1996, no. 8; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Mackey 2020; Mackey 2017 (and e-mail 2/17); Muthesius 1996; Kessler 1990, p. 56; Jacquot 1900, p. 107

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+B, 3/4, head 3/4 + side, label [color]); museum checklist (F [color]); Mackey 2020,p. 55 (top block, head side [color]); Mackey 2017, pp. 53-55 (F+B, side 3/4, head F+S [color]); Jacquot 1900, facing p. 8 (front); [unpublished, from MB Winn 3/13: front full length, C-bouts (color)]; [by PT: front 3/4, head 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Muthesius 1996, no. 8: shows clear signs of use; head original. Website: body is walnut. Mackey 2017: 5-piece table in the English manner; back and ribs of walnut; bottom block, bass bar, and table linings of cedrela; in unaltered condition, apart from the bridge and some structural repairs. Muthesius dimensions 68.9, 31.9/23.3/39.2, -, - (on back); from e-mail: 69.8, 31.9/23.4/39.3, 12.4, 72.0 (front, perhaps with calipers?).