DHV:
1252
Tourin ID:

Treble ?

# of Strings:

(4)

Place Made:

F, ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Nice

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Musée du Palais Lascaris

Head:

Scroll ?

Catalog Number:

C.49 (Fonds Gautier 1764)

Label Text:

Vincenzo Pompili di Camerino / Rialto nel Maggio 1881

Measurements:

String Length:

34.6

Total Length:

Body Length:

36.7

Upper Width:

17.8

Rib Depth:

3.2

Middle Width:

12.4

Bottom Width:

23.1

Previous Owner:

Antoine Gautier, Nice, after 1878-1904

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/00; Thevenon 1998, p. 78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Adelson 2017, p. 32; Thevenon 1998, p. 78

On museum’s website (F [color]); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S]

2-piece table with moderately high arching and recurve; soundholes have fishtails at both ends (hard to imagine as originally either Cs or normal Fs). 1-piece back, arched with no fold; catalogue says varnish newer here than elsewhere. Table and back overhang ribs (only lower bout has flames). Pegbox grafted to neck, with 2 plugged holes and back only partially fluted; head is a ball carved with suggestion of foliage. Fingerboard and tailpiece of solid, shiny ebony; latter has key-slot holes fairly far from upper edge. Catalogue: “on peut avancer l’hypothese qu’il s’agissait à l’origine d’un dessus de viole à six cordes” later converted into a viola [sic, but BL hardly more than violin); I’m unconvinced. (Name “Pompili” unknown as a luthier; perhaps he did the viola conversion.) Restored by Atelier Véro-Dodat, Paris, 1994 and 1997. Catalogue dimensions: 36.5, 17.5/12.5/12.5 [sic], 3.0, -. Museum’s website: “quinton (ou dessus de viole)”.