DHV:
51
Tourin ID:
BASEL 9

17..

Bass

P.

Pommier

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

F, Lyon

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Basel

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Historisches Museum

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

1927.260

Label Text:

Fait a Lyon par / P. Pommier 17.. [printed]

Measurements:

Body Length:

79

String Length:

75.0? 80.0

Rib Depth:

14.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

36.9

28.4

45

Previous Owner:

Maurice Bedot-Diodati, Geneva

Information Source:

PT visits 6/77 & 10/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Klaus 1997, p. 51

[By PT: front (color)]

Tourin: 5-piece table with double purfling (each a single dark strip), 2-piece back, nicely flamed, with none; light orangy varnish; “big body!” Neck is new (graft at pegbox, obvious work at butt, now mortised), maybe also pegbox (7th peg almost surely added). Main brace set rather low; small wooden liners and corner blocks. “Looks like a 17th C. English viol”; last two digits of label date unreadable, perhaps fake or from a repair? (Vannes: Pommier = “originaire d’Allemagne, établi à Lyon au XVIIIe siècle”; he knew a large-pattern violin with pale yellow varnish and low arching labeled “Fait à Lyon par / P. Pommier 1722”.) Klaus 1977: 7-piece table, 2-piece back; dimensions 79.5, 36.6/28.0/44.8, 13.9, 69.8.