DHV:
1319
Tourin ID:

17..

Pardessus

Benoist

Fleury

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Horniman Museum

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

15.10.48/21

Label Text:

Benoist Fleury rue des Boucheries / Faubourg S. German a Paris 17 [printed; final 2 digits of date probably once handwritten, but now illegible]

Measurements:

String Length:

31.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

33.3

Upper Width:

15.6

Rib Depth:

5.2

Middle Width:

11.1

Bottom Width:

19.3

Previous Owner:

Percy Bull, London, -1948

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/03; museum to TGM, 9-11/01

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Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head FB+S, bottom rib, label (color)]

2-piece table and back, both with double purfling; back has semicircle at bottom in addition to (not part of) purfling tracks. 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side; La Fille-type decoration on pegbox. Fingerboard ebony veneer, tailpiece solid rosewood. Varnish chipped and scratched, redone in some places (must be from before 1948).