DHV:
209
Tourin ID:
CALD 09

1754

Pardessus

Louis

Guersan

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ludovicus / Guersan / prope / Comoediam / Gallicam / Lutetiae / Anno / 1754 [printed except 54]

Measurements:

String Length:

30.6

Total Length:

Body Length:

32.3

Upper Width:

16.1

Rib Depth:

4.8

Middle Width:

11.3

Bottom Width:

19.5

Previous Owner:

Shirley Lucas, St. Louis, -1973; her father

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Caldwell 2012a, p. 65; Caldwell 1974, pp. 82-3

Caldwell 2012a, p. 65 (F body only, B [color]); Caldwell 2012, pp. 96-99 (FB+S, head FB+S, treble soundhole [color]); Green 1982, p. 300 (F+B); Caldwell 1974, pp. 82-3 (top of pages) (FB+S, still with 6 strings); [by TGM: 7/92 F+S; 5/09 label (color)]

Meints 1997 (Caix)

Striped back & ribs. Restored by Michael Heale, 1980 (changed from 6 to 5 strings). 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Original pegbox once drilled for 7 pegs; pictured in 1974 with 6 strings. Tourin/JVdGSA dimensions: 60.5, 32.4, 15.9/11.0/19.6, 5.4, 31.5.