DHV:
1668
Tourin ID:

1751

Pardessus

Benoist

Fleury

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Berlin

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Benoist Fleury rue des Boucheries / Faubourg St. Germain a Paris 1751 [printed except 51]

Measurements:

String Length:

31.6

Total Length:

Body Length:

33.1

Upper Width:

15.5

Rib Depth:

5.3

Middle Width:

10.8

Bottom Width:

19.4

Previous Owner:

Imke David, Bremen, c. 1990-2014

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 7/15

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from owner 8/16: FB+S, head 3/4 (color)] and 7/15: FB+SS, SS body only, head F, label (color)]; Imke David’s online sales ad 8/13 (F, back 3/4, head F 7/8+B [color])

Table with double purfling, arched back with single purfling. Only bottom block, tailpiece, bridge, fingerboard, and pegs are not original (but original boxwood pegs still exist); neck was narrowed and later widened with new wood. Extensive repaired worm damage to table and ribs. La Fille style decoration on back of pegbox; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side.