DHV:
1342
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

A,

Maker:

Date:

17..

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Bordeaux

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Bordeaux

No. of Strings:

8

Catalog Number:

11.231

Head:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

35

String Length:

Rib Depth:

4

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

22

Information Source:

La Grandville to TGM, 3/03; La Grandville 2000, pp. 3-5

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

La Grandville 2000, pp. 3-5

La Grandville 2000, p. 3 (front 7/8, back, both body only [color])

Converted from a 6+6 viola d’amore. Elaborately decorated: painted leaf design around edge of table, coat of arms of the house of Brittany between soundholes (19th-C. addition), 3 scenes in gold on back (central sunburst, Apollo in chariot, arms of Prince of Wales); striped ribs. Known restorations in 1876 and 1975 (latter by Frédéric Boyer, who made current bridge).