DHV:
1251
Tourin ID:

Size:

Quinton

Label Text:

Place Made:

F,

Maker:

Date:

17..

[None]

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

F, Nice

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée du Palais Lascaris

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

C.48 (Fonds Gautier 1772)

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Antoine Gautier, Nice, after 1878-1904

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.2

String Length:

Rib Depth:

3.3

Upper Width:

16.1

Middle Width:

11.5

Bottom Width:

20.7

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/00; Thevenon 1998, p. 77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Adelson 2017, p. 32; Herzog 2003, QT-7; La Grandville 2000, p. 5; Thevenon 1998, p. 77

On museum’s website (F 7/8 [color]); Thevenon 1998, p. 77 (front 3/4, back 7/8, both from below); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S, button (color)]

2-piece table with moderately high arching and recurve; F-holes rather wide, with top eyes much smaller than bottom ones. 2-piece arched back (catalogue: “coupé de façon irrégulière”); table and back overhang ribs. Neck perhaps original, though doesn’t fit well with squared-off back button; set into table, no sign of frets. Pegbox a combination of delicacy and awkwardness; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Fingerboard has been shortened (by some 2 .5 cm, judging from “shadow” in table varnish) or replaced; tailpiece short, with key-slot holes and ivory saddle; both of solid ebony. Modern violin-style bridge. Top block looks new. Restored by Atelier Véro-Dodat, Paris, 1994 and 1997. Catalogue dimensions (taken on the back): 36.5, 15.8/11.0/20.5, 3.0, -.