DHV:
1321
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Claude

Boivin

Date:

1740 C

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Vázquez, José

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Previous Owner:

[Private owner, Belgium]

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.8

String Length:

67.1

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

32.7

Middle Width:

23.1

Bottom Width:

40.2

Information Source:

Vázquez to TGM, 2001-02

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, FR-4

Vázquez website (F+B, body only, head 3/4, bass soundhole, maker’s name stamp [color]) & exhibition 2010 (front 3/4, [color])

Maker’s name stamped on the back near the neck. “Sometime in the 19th C. the renowned Mirecourt luthier, Nicolas François Vuillaume, active then in Brussels, added wood to the shoulders of the viol to square off at the neck, in cello fashion.” Purchased while still in cello form; reconverted in 2001, with new neck and head modeled on FRU 2.