J. B. D.
# of Strings:
SALOMON / Maitre Luthier à Paris, Rue / L’Arbre- sec à Ste. Cecille / 1755 [printed except 1755]
Christie’s 4/29/11, lot 90 (and e-mails 4/11)
Christie’s 4/29/11, lot 90
Christie’s 4/29/11, lot 90 (front, head 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from Christie’s: back body only, C holes, head B+S, label (color)]
Christie’s 2011/04/29, lot 90
“From the estate of a professional musician”; 1-piece back; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side; body length taken on back. Clear graft between pebox and neck in an unusual place, just below lowest peghole. TGM: soundholes and carved head very similar to TOKYO 1, a pardessus by Simon Gilbert (Metz, 1752); similar soundholes but different head on Gilbert pardessus of 1730 at Harvard.