DHV:
44
Tourin ID:
BASEL 2

1742

Pardessus

Jean-Sebastien

Bourdot

# of Strings:

5

Place Made:

F, Mirecourt

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Basel

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Historisches Museum

Head:

Male

Catalog Number:

1927.265

Label Text:

Sebastien Bourdot / a mircourt 1742 [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

29.5- 30.0

Total Length:

57.5

Body Length:

31.4

Upper Width:

14.8

Rib Depth:

4.4

Middle Width:

10.6

Bottom Width:

18.5

Previous Owner:

Maurice Bedot-Diodati, Geneva

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Herzog 2003, QT-24, QT-97; Klaus 1997, p. 53; Vannes 1999, p. 39

[Unpublished, from museum (M. Kirnbauer) 9/15: front 3/4 (color)]; [by PT: head front (color)]

Tourin: quinton; 2-piece table with C-holes and single purfling; 1-piece arched back with no purfling; no overhanging edges; violin-type neck, very narrow fingerboard, no sign of frets; bearded old man’s head; tailgut. Klaus: viol outline with overhanging edges and arched back but C-holes: “Quinton (?)”; “Korpusmischform”; dimensions 31.4, 14.6/10.4/18.4, 3.8, 29.6. 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Vannes 1951 gives date as 1772, but Jacquot says documents confirm his activity from 1728 only until 1766. “Réparé par Fischesser frères / Luthiers a Genève 1888”.