F, Paris ?
Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)
No. of Strings:
PT visit 10/78; P Torres to PT 3/77
On museum’s website (front [color]); [by PT: front, head front (color)]; [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front 3/4]
Website: 2-piece table and back; unknown maker; attribution to Bertrand goes back to catalogue of Lamas collection, but varnish makes this doubtful. Tourin: double purfling on table, single on back, along with 3 diamond purfling designs; head now very black, may once have been gilded; varnish “dark brown, dirty, with hint of red”; “slim chance that it could actually be a Bertrand”. Torres: no label, perhaps Nicolas Bertrand; very dark varnish, possibly not original.