DHV:
1587
Tourin ID:

1860 C

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Mirecourt ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

... Francesco Ruger ...

Measurements:

String Length:

66.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

69.3

Upper Width:

30

Rib Depth:

10

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

39

Previous Owner:

(Private owner in North Carolina, by inheritance)

Information Source:

Skinner 5/1/11, lot 376 and D. Bonsey to TGM 5/11

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Skinner 5/1/11, lot 376

Skinner 5/1/11, lot 376 (F+B body only, head FB+S, bottom rib [color]; only online, not in printed catalogue)

Skinner 2011/05/01, lot 376

Flame holes curve out and up to form lower eyes that are more angular than round; double purfling front and back, with inner track making inward dimples at corners; on back, both tracks form long Vs at both top and bottom. Pegbox very narrow, with heavily carved back and sides; head turns sharply forward. Fingerboard brown with visible figure; tailpiece black, with rounded upper end and tailgut; tuning pins for sympathetic strings at bottom block. Body length taken on back, upper width at corners. Attribution based on overall appearance, especially varnish, being reminiscent of Mirecourt work (per D. Bonsey).