DHV:
1256
Tourin ID:

1715 C

Bass

Nicolas

Bertrand

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[Gasparo da Salo]

Measurements:

String Length:

74

Total Length:

Body Length:

70.5

Upper Width:

33.6

Rib Depth:

13.3

Middle Width:

24.4

Bottom Width:

40.7

Previous Owner:

[lady cellist in Paris]

Information Source:

J. Kraft 9/09; Riché 2005 [also handout for original paper at Limoges 1995]

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Comments:

Riché 2005

Riché 2005, pp. 216-23 (F+B body only, 12 details before and during restoration [color])

Coin 1998 (Graun); Coin 1998a (Marais)

Only body is original (with new bass bar and soundpost plate), plus head; restored by Charles Riché, 1994ff. Dimensions not in his article; taken from Judith Kraft’s copy of his drawing (so not over arching). Various modifications in 19-20th C, but according to owner (in conversation, 9/09) it was never turned into a cello. 2-piece table with low arching and single purfling; 2-piece back cut on the slab, with no purfling; no corner blocks or linings, but parchment on most joints.