DHV:
1662
Tourin ID:

Size:

Quinton

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Paris

J. B. D.

Salomon

Date:

Label Text:

SALOMON / A PARIS (brand)

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

5+6

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

1358

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Auguste Tolbecque, -1879

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

32.8

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

25

Information

Source:

Mahillon 1900, p. 26

Literature:

Mahillon 1900, p. 26

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Website: quinton d’amour (Mahillon: violon d’amour); photo shows 10 pegs (5 with large heads [3 pegs treble, 2 bass side], 6 smaller), and strung with no tailpiece; sympathetic strings “attached to a white plate with pins, at the bottom of the ribs”. Arched back; 3 nail holes in top block (now empty). “The instrument may have been assembled, rebuilt or completely constructed by a certain Jean Leclerc, who then signed the instrument inside with a pencil: “Jean nicolas / leclerc”. Partial dimensions (“approx.”) from website.