DHV:
1089
Tourin ID:

1747

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Guildford, Surrey

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus Guersan prope Comoediam Gallicam, Lutetioe Anno 1747

Measurements:

String Length:

31.2-32.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

32.8

Upper Width:

16.8

Rib Depth:

5.4

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

19.8

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

Brian Cohen to TGM, 2/05; Sotheby’s 3/14/91, lot 75

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Montagu 1991, p. 633; Sotheby’s 3/14/91, lot 75

Sotheby’s 3/14/91, lot 75 (F+B)

Sotheby’s 1991/03/14, lot 75

Striped back and ribs (maple and cedar); 2-piece table. La Fille type head; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Fingerboard and tailpiece original, also one peg; bridge not. (Sotheby’s body length is 33.2, presumably taken on back) .