Vielle à Roue or Hurdy Gurdy, Claude Bas, Chaveyriat, 1860
Vielle d roue (hurdy-gurdy), Claude Bas, Chaveyriat, ca. 1860.
Lute-shaped body; two wooden pegs (four missing); alternating ivory and black wood purﬂing; two small C-holes on lower belly. Carved man’s head scroll; metal wheel hand crank, ivory handle. Missing key cover and wooden wheel cover. Length without pegbox and head = 515. Inscription on label: “(ﬁve-pointed star) / BAS / (ﬁve-pointed star)”.