DHV:
720
Tourin ID:
PARIS 30

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

S

Date:

1720 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

E.2047

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Henri Cesbron, 1916-34; Paul Cesbron, Paris, before 1906 - 1916

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.0

Upper Width:

29.0

Middle Width:

21.5

Bottom Width:

31.5

Information Source:

Museum’s website; Gétreau 1996, p. 703; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Gétreau 1996, p. 703

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Gétreau 1996 gives origin as “Allemagne (?) Italie (?) XVIIIe s”; website says only “Allemagne, 18e”. Tailpiece not original. Repaired for P. Cesbron by the workshop of Jombar (Gétreau 1996, p. 471). W. Monical (to TGM 10/16): Swedish, c. 1720 or later, based on elongated outline with long, highly placed, sloping center bouts, thin table and back edges, single purfling on table and back, and use of figured birch for back and ribs; cf. Rönnegren at Boston MFA and Mothe in Brooklyn. Modern grafted neck with an extraordinary neck-foot; peg-box and carved head in “Paris” style very probably original, possibly of service wood.