DHV:
1262
Tourin ID:

1700 C

Bass

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Faun

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[illegible, written in ink directly on soundpost plate]

Measurements:

Body Length:

65.9

String Length:

68.8

Rib Depth:

11.2

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

30.1

23.2

37.4

Previous Owner:

Jean Michel Renard, Bellenaves (France), 1994-2005; [a French collector, -1994]

Information Source:

TGM visit 9/09; J. Kraft drawing seen 9/02; J.M. Renard to TGM, 6/00 & 9/01

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Abramowicz 2015, p. 2 (front); [unpublished, from J. M. Renard: front, head 3/4, rosette (color)]

Abramowicz 2015 (Marais)

Kraft: 7-string pegbox (wormy but with original pegs) and head are old but don’t belong to body, which was probably originally 6-string. Renard provided components, she combined them with new neck; nice sound but very fragile condition; dimensions (from a drawing) 65.2, 29.6/22.3/36.9, 11.4, 69.5. Renard: 2-piece back with single purfling, table with double purfling and false [i.e., non-penetrating?] oval parchment rosette. Carved back and sides of pegbox; head old but not original; neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. Converted to a cello when acquired by Renard in 1994; restoration work done by Sinier de Ridder and Judith Kraft, 2000, for Renard.