DHV:
77
Tourin ID:
BERA 17

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F, Verdun

Maker:

Nicolas

Desrousseaux

Date:

1735

A Verdun par Nicolas / Desrousseaux 1735 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

BERLIN A17

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

2465

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

C.C. Snoeck, Ghent

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

5.8

Upper Width:

16.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

19.5

Information Source:

Sachs 1922, col. 115-6

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sachs 1922, col. 115-6; Snoeck 1894, p. 98

Snoeck 1894, facing p. 100 (front) (?)

Strong arching, inked purfling, faceted neck heel. Snoeck: “dessus de viole. 1755”. Lütgendorff also gives date as 1755; Sachs says this is wrong [3rd digit is 3]; no other Desrousseaux dated 1735 (or 1755) currently known. Lütgendorff calls it a “fünfsaitige Bratsche”. Photo in Snoeck identified as 465 may not be this instrument, as it appears to show 6 strings. Lost since World War II.