DHV:
1348
Tourin ID:

1706

Bass

Nicolas

Bertrand

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

E, Xativa

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

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Label Text:

Nicolas Bertrand / a Paris 1706 [plus external brand, probably on neck heel]

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Information Source:

Ros & Meyer 2002, pp. 8-9

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Comments:

Ros & Meyer 2002, pp. 8-9

Ros & Meyer 2002, pp. 8-9 (label, head, inside of table)

Repair label: “Cette Basse de Viole fut faite à Paris par Nicolas Bertrand l’an 1706 et démanchée et mise en Violoncelle à Lyon Par François Mougenot l’an 1788” (= probably Vannes’s François III, from a large family of luthiers in Mirecourt, who was married in 1774 but appears in documents there only until 1780). Restored by Alain Meyer (F, Metz): significant worm damage; patch to center of table, new pegbox, addition of old head taken from a cello labeled Lejeune.