DHV:
1353
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F,

Maker:

Date:

Simon Bongars, à Paris 1632

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F,

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

[Cellist in the south of France, c. 1977]

Measurements:

Body Length:

67

String Length:

69.2

Rib Depth:

13

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

38.8

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 12/02

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner, 9/10: front, front center bouts only, head front (color)]; [unpublished, from J. Dunford: front 3/4]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Label probably fake. When acquired, had non-original neck, short and narrow, with 6-string pegbox; new 7-string neck by Judith Kraft, 1986. 2-piece table and back, both with single purfling; lower bout of back has wings. Carved head has blue eyes in glass paste.