DHV:
1523
Tourin ID:

1763

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / gallicam /Lutetiae / Anno / 1763 [printed except 63]

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.1

String Length:

31?

Rib Depth:

5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

16.3

11.7

19.9

Previous Owner:

[French auction (probably Vente Delorme, 4/9/2009, lot 104), via luthier Guy Coquoz]

Information Source:

TGM visit 9/09

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: F+S; underside of table, outside and inside of back (body only); head FB+S; label (color)]

In perfect condition except inner edge of treble soundhole damaged, probably at the auction; when seen, open for repair by Guy Coquoz. Striped back and ribs, joints lined with parchment; no crossbars except soundpost plate. Floral carving on back of pegbox; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side; 4 pegs missing their ivory pips; tailpiece and bridge not seen.