DHV:
1302
Tourin ID:

1739

Pardessus

Andrea

Castagneri

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

André Castagneri fait à Paris / à l’Hôtel de Soissons 1739 [printed except 39]

Measurements:

String Length:

32.2

Total Length:

Body Length:

34

Upper Width:

14.8

Rib Depth:

4.4

Middle Width:

10.3

Bottom Width:

18.9

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London (in 2001)

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/01

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Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: F+B (color)]

Corners slightly pointed (lower more than upper). Table has very thin single purfling, back has none. Back flat, with no fold but ribs become shallower toward neck. 2-piece back with flames sharply sloping down from joint; upper part becoming slab-cut. Fluting of scroll stops at top peg; pegbox otherwise plain. Fingerboard and tailpiece both have broad ivory strip at end nearest bridge; tailgut with ivory button. No crossbars. Perhaps a viola d’amore?