DHV:
176
Tourin ID:
BRUS 43

Size:

Violone

Label Text:

Place Made:

D,

Maker:

Date:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

1435

Head:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

58

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 (?)

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Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Mahillon 1900, 3:55

On museum’s website (front [color])

Mahillon: Grande basse de viole de gambe; originally 6 strings. New neck and other “réparations et transformations maladroites” are “l’oeuvre d’un luthier ignorant et incapable.” Purchased as part of a collection. Of a size to be played at 16-foot pitch. Museum’s website: “Viole grande basse,” German, date “avant 1900”; long and very curving F-holes, with lower eyes set well below body corners. (Depth, given as 33 cm, probably includes bridge.)