DHV:
1554
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Niort

Maker:

Auguste

Tolbecque

Date:

1900 C

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

F, Niort

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Musée du Donjon

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

995.39.1

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

78.5

String Length:

76

Rib Depth:

13.6

Upper Width:

35.7

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

42.2

Information Source:

Museum’s website

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Comments:

Museum’s website

On museum’s website (front [color])

Square shoulders; upper bouts form pronounced S-curves ending in downward-pointing corners; no outer corners below waist; one pair of inner corners (dimples) in lower bouts. Supposedly based on an instrument from the former Petit collection, now at the Musée de la Musique in Paris (perhaps E.790, a treble by Martino Heel, with less exaggerated upper bouts and soundholes?). 1-piece back, ribs, and neck of red walnut, all with painted Renaissance-style floral decoration; painted coat of arms (fake?) on table; black-and-white edging. Sculpted tailpiece, diagonal end of fingerboard. Sold at maker’s estate sale in 1922.