DHV:
1192
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, ?

Maker:

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Provo, UT

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Brigham Young University

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

920024700 (formerly 0117)

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Lotta van Buren, -1955; Brownsea Castle Collection, -1927

Measurements:

Body Length:

33

String Length:

30.5

Rib Depth:

6.3

Upper Width:

15.2

Middle Width:

11.4

Bottom Width:

19

Information Source:

H. Powley to TGM, 1995 + 2008; Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 12

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Loveless 1956, pp. 10, 12

[Unpublished, from H. Powley 1/08: front, F+B 7/8 body only, head F+B 7/8, etc. (color)]; Loveless 1956, pl. 1 (front), fig. 1 (tailpiece)

Loveless 1956: treble, “purchased from the Brownsea Castle collection by Mr. Van der Straeten for Miss Van Buren”; letter from him to her states it’s 18th-C. French. Tailpiece has scalloped upper end and crown carved in middle; pegs are ivory. Dimensions taken on back, in inches. Handwritten comments on database printout provided by H. Powley (1995): New oversized ivory pegs, new tailpiece. Head typical of 18C. Neck has been narrowed; many patches and repairs to body. From photos: as of 2003, tailpiece is plain; ivory pegs have teardrop-shaped heads; fingerboard no longer wide enough to play on top or bottom strings, except beyond the neck heel where it remains unaltered.