DHV:
1121
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Pierre

Bocquay

Date:

1697

Faist par Pierre Bocquay à Paris an 1697 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C ?

Collection:

No. of Strings:

5 (now)

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Charles Fogler, London, early 1970s-before 1990 (?)

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.1

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Sotheby’s 5/24/73, lot 130

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Wells 1974, p. 35; Sotheby’s 5/24/73, lot 130

Sotheby’s 5/24/73, lot 130 (back)

Sotheby’s 1973/05/24, lot 130

Striped (pine and maple): 5-piece back, 3-piece ribs; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side; length of back 34.1. Maker not found in standard reference works; presumably an undocumented relative of Jacques Boquay. (Date seems much too early to have originally been a 5-string pardessus, so perhaps this setup is a later conversion; cf. Collichon 1686, Morant 1709.)