DHV:
1593
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Niort ?

Maker:

Auguste

Tolbecque

Date:

1877

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

15

Catalog Number:

0488

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

Auguste Tolbecque, -1879

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Information Source:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:468

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Comments:

Mahillon 2/1893, 1:468

On museum’s website (front, side 7/8 [color])

Mahillon: Basse de viole ... d’après un modèle de Gaspar da Salo; museum’s website: viole de gambe expérimentale. 2 strings lie beyond bass edge of fingerboard; others apparently all to be bowed (none sympathetic, though Mahillon says “six cordes principales”): attempt at a lira da gamba? Blond fingerboard and tailpiece with lighter floral inlays; painted nymphs on table either side of tailpiece, male head plus 2 flying cupids at end of fingerboard; perimeter outlined with row of white dots, perhaps mother of pearl. Back and ribs heavily decorated.