DHV:
697
Tourin ID:
PARIS 06

1624

Bass

Henry

Jaye

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

GB, London (Southwark)

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F, Paris

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musée de la musique

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

E.0073 (formerly C.171)

Label Text:

HENRY • JAYE • IN • / SOUTHWARKE • / 1624 [printed except 24]

Measurements:

Body Length:

63

String Length:

64.5

Rib Depth:

11.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

29

21

35.6

Previous Owner:

Louis Clapisson, Paris, -1861

Information Source:

Museum’s website; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2007, p. 30 (JP 13); Topham 2003, pp. 134-35; Fleming 2001: VME 24; Gétreau 1996, p. 643; Otterstedt 1994, pp. 151-2; Chouquet 1884, p. 38

On museum’s website (FB+S, head side; front 7/8, head 3/4 [color]); Fleming & Bryan 2016, p. 67 (label); MacCracken 2011, p. 69 (FB+S); Fleming 2001: VME F24 (front, body only), L30 (rosette), L96 (label) [all color]; König 1985, pp. 94-95 (front, head FB+S); [? by PT: FB+S (color)]

Otterstedt 1994: 5-piece table; changed to 7-string probably in 17th-C. France, perhaps by Colichon [Muthesius 1996, p. 43, disagrees]; back joint is off-center; neck carefully lengthened, widened, and fingerboard angle increased by inserting various pieces of wood, preserving original decoration of pegbox and neck foot (see drawing p. 152); new fingerboard and tailpiece, new bass bar set diagonally; body length 64.5 [sic?]. Drawing by Pierre Jacquier (1978) available from museum. Fleming 2001 gives date as 1627; 7-piece table with rosette; double purfling front and back; dimensions 62.7, 28.9/22.0/35.6, 11.7, -. On display 8/02: double purfling includes C-holes; pegs open-carved in center of heads; currently no strings, bridge, or tailpiece. Topham 2003: youngest growth ring of center stave is 1617 (for next on left, 1576; for next on right, 1502); no dendrochronological relationship between staves.