DHV:
1225
Tourin ID:

1900

Bass

Joseph & Georges

Chardon

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Claremont, CA

Sound Holes:

Collection:

Pomona College Music Department

Head:

Horse

Catalog Number:

S67

Label Text:

Chardon Pere & Fils / Luthiers / Paris 1900 [printed except 00]

Measurements:

String Length:

77

Total Length:

Body Length:

71.9

Upper Width:

32.5

Rib Depth:

13.5

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

36

Previous Owner:

Rymsha Vitali, Los Angeles

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/98

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Comments:

[By TGM: F+B; by curator: side (color)]

On loan to Fiske Museum. In the style of Tieffenbrucker; supposedly made for International Exposition, Paris, 1900, but not in catalogue. Soundholes unusual: each side two-part with curved-sided triangles foot-to-foot. Very elaborately inlaid back using several colors, with bearded man looking at hourglass (cf. Boyer Tieffenbrucker); flat with no fold. Ribs plain but with “picture-frame”-like moldings disguising overhang of table and back; fingerboard and (short) tailpiece also elaborately inlaid. Bridge very tall, robust interior barring, whole viol quite heavy.