DHV:
1288
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris ?

Maker:

Date:

1740 C

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Manchester

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

No. of Strings:

5 (now 4)

Catalog Number:

V7

Head:

Female?

Previous Owner:

Josiah T. Chapman, Manchester, -1907; James G. Chapman, Manchester, -1942

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

3.4

Upper Width:

15.5

Middle Width:

10.6

Bottom Width:

18.5

Information Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 141; TGM visit 10/01; Waterhouse 1998

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 141; Waterhouse 1998; Bennett 1974

Waterhouse 2010, p. 141 (F+B [color]); [by TGM: FB+S (color)]

Waterhouse 1998/2010: “quinton/violin, ?Paris, ?1740”. 2-piece arched back, 2-piece table, both with double purfling. Ribs “?yew”, cut down below table. Neck and fingerboard modern, “angled for playing as violin, but with a curious step in the neck.” Head grafted onto neck: pegbox modified for 4 strings (originally 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side) and bottom edge rounded off; carved head described alternately as female and “somewhat grotesque boys head wearing a flat shell as hat piece.” 18C-style violin-type tailpiece, stamped J. Shaw with monogram JC within a scutcheon; [body] crack repair signed John Shaw, Manchester, August 1903. Catalogue dimensions (probably taken on back) 33.6, 15.4/10.5/18.4, 4.0; notes that 1974 report by luthier Marcus Bennett “suggested it is in the style of” Grosset or Guersan.