DHV:
1277
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Nicolas

Bertrand

Date:

1712

Nicolas Bertrand à Paris, 1712

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Tours

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

Emma Charlier Guénot [great-grandmother of present owner], c. 1910-

Measurements:

Body Length:

36.2

String Length:

37.3

Rib Depth:

7.2

Upper Width:

17.6

Middle Width:

12.4

Bottom Width:

21.2

Information Source:

Jean-Paul Funck-Brentano (owner’s husband) to TGM, 12/02; J. Kraft drawing seen 9/02

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Photographs:

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Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from J. Kraft 5/13: F+S, head F+S and 3/4, back at an angle, bottom rib and table arching, neck side (color)]

Dimensions from drawing, so not over arching. Has original fingerboard, tailpiece, and nut; 2-piece back. Serious worm damage, especially to pegbox, means it can’t be tuned up. Photos of pegbox (seen but not copied) show plain sides, front edges, and back below hair; man’s head has moustache and perhaps a crown (very unlike Paris museum treble). Repaired/restored by a certain Monsieur Vian for owner’s great-grandmother, and used in her ensemble “Vielle France”.