DHV:
966
Tourin ID:

1741

Pardessus

Jean

Ouvrard

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

F, Paris

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Basel

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Ouvrard Luthier, Place de l’école à Paris, 1741

Measurements:

Body Length:

33

String Length:

31.2

Rib Depth:

6.2

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

15.8

11

19.3

Previous Owner:

Fritz Baumgartner Jr., Basel, -196-.

Information Source:

JVdGSA 6 (1969), 65; H. Mueller, Methodik des Viola-da-gamba-Spiels (typescript)

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Comments:

JVdGSA 6 (1969)-A, 65

[Unpublished, from owner via J. Moran 6/13: FB+S, back body only, head FB+S (color)]

Strung and played by owner as a treble, but smaller than any other French treble with known body length. (Owner to J. Moran, 9/10: admittedly extremely small, but does not sound good in any of the usual pardessus tunings, due to excessive pressure on the table, so musically preferable as a treble.) Double purfling on table and back; La Fille style decoration on pegbox; black pegs, fingerboard, and tailpiece.