DHV:
1652
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Mirecourt ?

Maker:

Date:

18..

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F,

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.3

String Length:

67

Rib Depth:

10.7

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

24

Bottom Width:

39.8

Information Source:

J. Kraft to TGM, 10/13

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Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from J. Kraft 10/13: front full, bass soundhole, upper back, head side and 3/4 (color)]

Very similar to Skinner 5/1/11, lot 376 (attributed to Mirecourt c. 1860, based on varnish), but with different head and fingerboard/tailpiece (J. Kraft: recent neck, older head). Here also, flame holes curve out and up to form lower eyes that are more angular than round; double purfling front and back, with inner track making inward dimples at corners; on back, both tracks form long Vs at both top and bottom. Pegbox very narrow, with heavily carved back and sides; head turns sharply forward; tuning pins for sympathetic strings at bottom block.