DHV:
107
Tourin ID:
BERB 06

1720

Pardessus ?

Sebastian

Mayr

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

D, Munich

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung

Head:

Angel

Catalog Number:

4799

Label Text:

Sebastian Mayr Lauden / Vnd Geigenmacher / in Minchen anno 17200 [handwritten; date sic]

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.5

String Length:

30.8

Rib Depth:

4.6

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

17.8

12.2

20

Previous Owner:

Dr. Leopold Paur, Freiburg i Br., -1962; Fritz Wildhagen

Information Source:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 108

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Comments:

Otto & Adelmann 1975, p. 108

[Unpublished, from A. Otterstedt 2/07: FB+S, head front, treble soundhole (color)]

Otto & Adelmann 1975: pardessus. Neck, fingerboard, tailpiece, and pegbox are new; head old but does not belong to body (perhaps from a viola d’amore: blindfolded). Upper bout has been cut down, neck rounded. 1-piece back; tailgut. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. TGM visit 11/10 (no measurements): head grafted to pegbox, which is integral with the neck; edging of table, FB + TP might be tortoise-shell, or more likely an imitation; arching very high and steep, starting just inboard of C-bouts. Probably not originally a 5-string pardessus, given the early date and German origin; more plausibly a cut-down treble (not as likely a viola d’amore, due to C rather than flame holes).