DHV:
1011
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Hilaire

Brussels

Darche

Date:

1913

Hilaire Darche, Luthier / du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. / L’An 1913 [printed except 13]; handwritten addition: d’après indications de / M. E. Tschaggeny; H. Darche a Bruxelles [stamped on inside back near label]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B

Brussels

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

3509

Head:

Cupid

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Ernest Tschaggeny

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.5

String Length:

31.9

Rib Depth:

3.8

Upper Width:

15.3

Middle Width:

10.1

Bottom Width:

18.7

Information Source:

Haine & Meeùs 1985, p. 127

Literature:

Haine & Meeùs 1985, p. 127; Moens 1980, no. 49 (?)

Photographs:

On museum’s website (F+S [color]); Haine & Meeùs 1985, p. 127 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Haine & Meeùs: quinton; but has viol corners with no overhanging edges. Ebony and ivory perimeter decoration on table. Soundholes match bass, Brussels 3511. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side (long). Probably same as instrument which Moens 1980 no. 49 calls “Diskant-Viola da gamba” (though he doesn’t give either number of strings or museum’s catalogue number); exhibited with a viola d’amore and a baryton by the same maker as “spätromantische Interpretationen alter Streichinstrumente”.