DHV:
203
Tourin ID:
CALD 03

Size:

Quinton

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Paris

Maker:

Louis

Guersan

Date:

1760 C

Ludovicus Guersan Prope Comoediam Gallicam Lutetiae Anno 17--

Body Shape:

Violin

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Alain Vian, Paris, -1970

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.2

String Length:

31.9

Rib Depth:

3.3

Upper Width:

16.2

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

20.6

Information Source:

TGM visit 6/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, QT-52; Caldwell 1974, pp. 64-5

Caldwell 2012, pp. 100-103 (FB+S, head FB+S, treble F-hole [color]); McDonald 1977 (French Baroque), p. 3 (B+S); Caldwell 1974, pp. 64-5 (FB+S); [by TGM: 7/92 F+S; 5/09 label (partial, color)]

McDonald 1979 (Marais); McDonald 1977 (French Baroque)

Arched back, overhanging edges. All original except bridge and soundpost; neck slightly narrowed; never opened. Scroll probably by La Fille. Flush, inlaid ivory “frets”: fingers go between, not on them. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Tourin/JVdGSA dimensions: 62.3, 34.0, 16.2/11.1/20.6, 4.0, 32.1.