DHV:
1302
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Andrea

Castagneri

Date:

1739

André Castagneri fait à Paris / à l’Hôtel de Soissons 1739 [printed except 39]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London (in 2001)

Measurements:

Body Length:

34

String Length:

32.2

Rib Depth:

4.4

Upper Width:

14.8

Middle Width:

10.3

Bottom Width:

18.9

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/01

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: F+B (color)]

Corners slightly pointed (lower more than upper). Table has very thin single purfling, back has none. Back flat, with no fold but ribs become shallower toward neck. 2-piece back with flames sharply sloping down from joint; upper part becoming slab-cut. Fluting of scroll stops at top peg; pegbox otherwise plain. Fingerboard and tailpiece both have broad ivory strip at end nearest bridge; tailgut with ivory button. No crossbars. Perhaps a viola d’amore?