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Sale: 9th - 21st October 2019

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Lot 134: A French Pardessus De Viole by Louis Guersan, Paris 1755


£5,000 - £7,000

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The pardessus is of viol outline, canted flatback of various sections and wood, ribs of triple section, table of medium grain; the pegbox carved with scrolling foliage and surmounted by a female head


Labelled:...Guersan...Lutetioe Anno 1755


by Louis Guersan


Length of body: 320mm; five strings (vibrating string length: 317mm)


This pardessus was previously owned by Thurston Dart, and has been fully restored to playing condition.

Related Information

Please click on the link below to hear Myrna Herzog perform an Andante by Francesco Guerini on this instrument (in conjunction with Annalisa Pappano, who also plays on a pardessus de viole by the same maker).
Listen to: Annalisa Pappano and Myrna Herzog on two Guersan pardessus

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