DHV:
1648
Tourin ID:

1755

Pardessus

Pierre

Le Pilleur

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CDN, (Montreal)

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Le Pilleur privilegiez / du Roy Abaye de St Germain / 1755 [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

32.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

33.3

Upper Width:

16.2

Rib Depth:

4.8

Middle Width:

11.6

Bottom Width:

18.9

Previous Owner:

Gerald Trimble, Knsas City, MO, 2013-16; André Bissonet, Paris

Information Source:

J. Pringle to TGM, 9/13

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Comments:

[Unpublished, by/from J. Pringle: FB+S, body F+B, head FB+S, soundholes, etc. (color)]

Arched back with slight fold; high arching on table; both with single purfling plus black edging; striped ribs (2 maple, 3 fruitwood) with wildly wavy joint lines. La Fille head and carved pegbox (with “points” front and back); 3 pegs treble, 2 bass side. All original except fingerboard, tailpiece, nut, button, and 1 peg. Per Pringle, well made except design and workmanship of soundholes, which are awkwardly widened in middle and have small circles near inside edges, 2/3 down (at level of bridge foot marks).