DHV:
1032
Tourin ID:

1730 ?

Pardessus

Simon

Gilbert

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Metz

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Cambridge, MA

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Harvard University

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

54

Label Text:

Simon Gilbert, / Musicien de la Cathédrale / & Facteur d’Instrumens. / A Metz 1730 [printed except last line]

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.9

String Length:

30.8

Rib Depth:

4.2

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

15.4

10.5

19.4

Previous Owner:

Willi Schmid, Munich, -1934

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Thompson 1989, p. 9

[Concert program, 193?, in Harvard’s files (front, front 3/4, head side)]; [by TGM: FB+S, head F+B]

Arched back; neck probably original but narrowed; ribs once thinner, then restored? 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Date questionable, because maker born in 1718; perhaps label is spurious.