DHV:
1652
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

F

Mirecourt ?

Date:

18..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.3

String Length:

67.0

Rib Depth:

10.7

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

24.0

Bottom Width:

39.8

Information

Source:

J. Kraft to TGM, 10/13

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from J. Kraft 10/13: front full, bass soundhole, upper back, head side and 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Very similar to DHV 1587 = Skinner 5/1/11, lot 376 (attributed to Mirecourt c. 1860, based on varnish), but with different head and fingerboard/tailpiece (J. Kraft: recent neck, older head). Here also, flame holes curve out and up to form lower eyes that are more angular than round; double purfling front and back, with inner track making inward dimples at corners; on back, both tracks form long Vs at both top and bottom. Pegbox very narrow, with heavily carved back and sides; head turns sharply forward; 12 plugged holes for tuning pins for sympathetic strings at bottom block.