DHV:
1691
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

B

Louis

Brussels

Pierrard

Date:

1896

L. Pierrard ... 23 Rue Lebeau, Bruxelles 1896 [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

Leipzig

No. of Strings:

7+7

Collection:

Universität Leipzig

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

853

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Steinbach, Generalmusikdirektor, Cologne

Measurements:

Body Length:

72.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13

Upper Width:

33

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

39.5

Information Source:

Kinsky 1912, 2:493

Literature:

Kinsky 1912, 2:493

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

De Léry 1910, lot 410

Kinsky calls it a “Basse de Viole d’Amour” and says it’s a modern Belgian or French copy (Nachbildung), with a repair label by Pierrard; unclear why. Back and ribs of cherry wood, table is wide grained; rosette at end of (long) fingerboard. All 14 tuning pegs in pegbox.