DHV:
195
Tourin ID:
BRUS 64

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Douai

Maker:

Charle

Bis ?

Date:

17..

Faict à Douaij par Charle Bis [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

B, Brussels

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée des instruments de musique

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

2888

Head:

Head

Previous Owner:

C.C. Snoeck, Ghent (?)

Measurements:

Body Length:

38.2

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

22.2

Middle Width:

18.5

Bottom Width:

27.3

Information Source:

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

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Vannes 1999, p. 31; Mahillon 1912, 4:422; [not in Snoeck 1903?]

On museum’s website (front [color])

Striped back and ribs. Original fingerboard and tailpiece with decorative purfling. Photo on museum’s website shows only 4 pegs (in positions for 1, 2, 4, and 6); no tailpiece, but blond fingerboard has English-style geometric decoration. Vannes: only known instrument by this maker; rest of surname is illegible. (Tourin gave maker’s [sur-]name as Charle.)