DHV:
106
Tourin ID:
BERB 05

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Pierre François

Grosset

Date:

1742

Grosset, aux Dieux Appollon, Rue de la Verrerie, / A paris, 1742 [printed except 2]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

4220

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

“Aus dem Geigenhandel,” -1951

Measurements:

Body Length:

33.1

String Length:

31.2

Rib Depth:

5.6

Upper Width:

15.9

Middle Width:

11.3

Bottom Width:

19.6

Information Source:

TGM visit, 11/10; Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 107

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 107

Berlin 1988, p. 232 (head); Montagu 1979, p. 67 (front 3/4); Baines 1966, pl. 119-20 (front 7/8, head front); Dolmetsch 1962, p. 27 (front 3/4); [unpublished, from museum: head F+S]; [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S, neck heel (all beside Grosset 6-string pardessus); label (color)]

Otto & Adelmann 1975: La Fille head (with coolie hat). One peg a replacement. Has tailgut for original tailpiece. Dimensions 32.9, 15.7/11.0/19.5, 5.6, 31.4 (widths probably taken on back); Baines 1966: body length 33. TGM: table appears to be 1-piece; single purfling there, none on back. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side (rosewood with integral pips). Fingerboard and tailpiece with ebony veneer. Small wedge of extra wood (2-5 mm) between neck heel and back button. Linen linings at corners, center and perimeter of back. Varnish appears original; does not extend under fingerboard. Very small lettering on label, with majority of text on first line, most of second line left blank; second digit of date seems also handwritten.