DHV:
104
Tourin ID:
BERB 03

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1754

Ludovicus / GUERSAN, / propè / Comoediam / Gallican, / Lutetiae / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

4520

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Fritz Wildhagen, Bielefeld, -1957

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.6

String Length:

31.2

Rib Depth:

4.9

Upper Width:

16.2

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

20.1

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 105

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Otterstedt 2004, p. 120; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 105

[By TGM, 11/10: F+B, head F+S (with BERB 4) (color)]

Striped back and ribs. Head probably by La Fille. Lower neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, bridge, and block are replacements. (Previous neck was too short and narrow.) Pegbox has points interrupting the curve both front and back; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Drawing by Olga Adelmann (1970) available from museum. Otterstedt 2004: dendrochronology gives date of 1739 for for youngest growth ring on table.