# of Strings:
F, Paris ?
Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung
University of California at Los Angeles, no. 604007649-25, 1961-2009; Erich Lachmann, Los Angeles, -1961; Staatliche Hochschule, Berlin; C.C. Snoeck, Ghent
TGM visit 7/92 (to UCLA)
Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 169; Lachmann 1950, p. 32
Christie’s 10/13/09, lot 169 (front [color]); Lachmann 1950, p. 33 (front 7/8)
Christie’s 2009/10/13, lot 169
Lachmann 1950 says handwritten label: Guillaume Barbey / fait a Paris 1719, but not inside instrument now; yet precisely such a label illustrated in Vannes. Striped perimeter of table, also fingerboard and tailpiece, which in addition have a line of small lozenges running down their center lines; rosette. When seen (1992), back was off, and no strings. Lachmann: back and sides of poplar, “ornamented with painted black lines of different width”; head shows a blindfolded woman. No frets in his photo, but 8 frets in Christie’s 2009, though still no strings or tailpiece; “ascribed” to Barbey. Not in Snoeck’s 1894 or 1903 catalogues, despite Lachmann’s statement of provenance.