DHV:
1522
Tourin ID:

170.

Pardessus

Romain

Chéron

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Cherub

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Romain Cheron, / Porte Baudoyer, / a Paris 170.

Measurements:

String Length:

33

Total Length:

Body Length:

32.2

Upper Width:

16.3

Rib Depth:

8.4

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19

Previous Owner:

[a violin maker in Tours, some time in 1990s]

Information Source:

TGM visit 9/09

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Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head F+S, label (partial) (color)]

Restored by John Topham c. 2007 from a viola conversion: rib depth doubled, replacement rose, new neck, pegbox, fingerboard, tailpiece, etc.; carved head may be original. 6-string set-up is hypothetical but likely based on the early date. Double purfling on table, none on back, whose flame pattern is markedly chevron-shaped, descending from the center joint.