DHV:
1606
Tourin ID:

Bass

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB,

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

71.2

Upper Width:

34

Rib Depth:

13

Middle Width:

25.3

Bottom Width:

40.6

Previous Owner:

Jean Lamy

Information Source:

TGM visit (Cocquoz shop, via C. Coin) 8/11

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Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: F, back body only, head FB+S, details of back upper corners [color])

7-piece table, 2-piece back, both with single purfling (perhaps not original); no decoration except double V at top of back. New wood above upper corners of back in such a way as to suggest C-bouts were once about 3 cm larger vertically; C. Coin thinks body has been cut down, but J. Pringle thinks outline (and wood) looks early 17C English as is (based on photos). Head not original; based on photo, J. Pringle says it’s from a Bertrand viol. Pegbox back mostly plain; plugged hole for 7th peg nearest to head; neck not original, somewhat cello-style, and string spacing is narrow (3.3 cm at nut); not set up, so string length unavailable. 2x6 tuning pins inserted in a V pattern into bottom rib/block for sympathetic strings, with hitchpins at top of table, under fingerboard.