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Instrument Type: Cello
Item #: xxx-574
Maker: Jean Louvet
Description: Brother of Pierre Louvet. He worked in Paris about 1730-60. He chiefly made hurdy-gurdys and harps, and was one of the first to make pedal-harps. In the Paris Conservatoire Collection are two hurdy-gurdys, one dated 1733, made by Louvet, rue Grenier St.-Lazare; the other with the label : " Fait par Jean Louvet rue de la Croix-des-petits-Champs, pres la porte St.-Honore. Paris, 1750." In an alto was the label: "Louvet a la Vielle Royale rue Croix-des-petits-Champs a cote de la Porte Saint-Honore a Paris, 1755 " ; a similar label in a hurdy-gurdy was dated 1757. This cello is a beautiful example of Parisian work at this time period. The scroll has a typical ornamentation stamped into the sides. Original script label. Wonderful sounding cello. Powerful and dark with a clear, penetrating tone. Back Length: 75.2 cm.
Terms: This cello is available for examination and trial and has been meticulously set up to our exacting specifications before addition to our catalog. If you wish to inquire further about this cello, please contact us using the green button at the top of this listing or call 1-818-762-1374 during business hours.