DHV:
1477
Tourin ID:

Size:

Quinton

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Andrea

Castagneri

Date:

1743

Andrea Castagneri nell’Pallazzo di Soefione Pariggi 1743

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

No. of Strings:

(4+6)

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

35.8

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

16.8

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

20.6

Information Source:

Herzog 2003, QT-89

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, QT-89; Sotheby’s 11/21/96, lot 82

Herzog 2003, QT-89 (front, head F+B); Sotheby’s 11/21/96, lot 82 (front)

Sotheby’s 1996/11/21, lot 82

Arched back, overhanging edges. Converted from a quinton d’amour to a violon d’amour, with smaller pegbox and rounded shoulders. La Fille-style carving of pegbox, the top portion of which is open in back. Body length on back. Sotheby’s: decorated pegbox terminating in a scroll with carved floral eyes. Bowed strings originally ran to 3 pegs bass, 2 treble side.