DHV:
1473
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Mirecourt

Maker:

Laberte - Humbert Frères

Date:

1914

Body Shape:

Guitar

Current Location:

D, Bodensee

Sound Holes:

F ?

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

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Information Source:

EBay, 12/04 (no. 3766780079)

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Comments:

EBay, 12/04 (no. 3766780079) (front [color])

Described as: “Bass Gambe, antikes Instrument aus Mirecourt, von Lamberte [recte: Laberte]-Humbert Freres. Gebaut laut Zettel im Instrument 1910 oder 1914. Instrument wurde auf der Internationalen Ausstellung in Brüssel prämiert (Grand Prix). [Recte: Firma wurde 1910 prämiert; Instrument wurde 1914 gebaut.] Reparatur laut weiteren Zettel 1929.” No bids received by close of auction. Laberte-Humbert 1912 catalogue found online at www.luthiers-mirecourt.com lists price for their “Violes de Gambe” as 500 [francs] but gives no further details, unlike viola d’amore illustrated on the same page.