DHV:
583
Tourin ID:
LUZ 5

1741

Pardessus

Johann Christoph I

Vetter

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Strassbourg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Willisau (Canton Luzern)

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musikinstrumentensammlung Willisau

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

6 (formerly 80)

Label Text:

Jean Christophe Cousin / à Strasbourg 1741 / Johann Christoff Vetter / in Straßburg [handwritten]

Measurements:

Body Length:

31.7

String Length:

29.8

Rib Depth:

6.8

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

14.8

11.1

18.9

Previous Owner:

Richard-Wagner-Museum, Lucerne, 1943-2010; Henry Schuhmacher, Lucerne, and heirs (before 1903-1943); acquired in St. Gall

Information Source:

Roosen 2001, pp. 54-55; PT visit 9/78

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Comments:

Roosen 2001, pp. 54-55; Vannes 1956, p. 17

Roosen 2001, p. 56 (FB+S, head 3/4; all color); Vannes 1956, label no. 348

2-piece table with single purfling; 2-piece back with inlay on center joint but none around perimeter. No crossbars; wooden lining of back center joint, but table joint and back fold have linen. Head and pegbox integral with neck (fruitwood); no frets. Visible wear marks on treble side of fingerboard. Tourin's dimensions: 31.7, 14.8/11.0/18.8, 7.2, 30.0 Label said to be illustrated in Paul de Wit, Geigenzettel alter Meister vom 16. bis zur Mitte des 19. Jhs. (Leipzig, 1910; R/ Frankfurt/M, 1976 = Das Musikinstrument 29), vol. 2, Tafel 36, nr. 56 (Roosen, p. 6, n. 8).