DHV:
1552
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Ambroise

Tournai

De Comble

Date:

1770 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

152

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

73.0

String Length:

70.3

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

J. Vázquez to TGM, 7/16; Vázquez website; Bonham’s 7/9/07, lot 26

Literature:

Bonham’s 7/9/07, lot 26

Photographs:

Vázquez website (F+B and head front before restoration; front and F+B body only after [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Bonham’s 2007/07/09, lot 26 (but not sold then)

Bonhams: “Skilled ancient repairs, now in immediate playing condition”; flat back, flush edges; endpin and tailgut; 6 strings; brown fingerboard with V-shaped end; tailpiece also brown but with central dark stripe, diagonal end nearest bridge, and sculpted side edges. After restoration, black fingerboard and tailpiece, with inlaid perimeter line only on FB; dendrochronology gives dates of 1765 (treble) and 1762 (bass) for youngest growth rings on table.