John Baker of Exon / An. Dom. 1660 [printed except final digit]
No. of Strings:
Museum of Musical Instruments
Dorothy & Robert Rosenbaum, Scarsdale, NY, no. 283; Dolmetsch (in 1966)
Museum to TGM, 6/09; [Estate inventory seen at Boston MFA]
Hamamatsu 1995, p. 16 (side 1/2, from below); Baines 1966, pl. 105 (front); [unpublished, from museum 8/09: FB+S (color) and 7/10: label (color)]
Large table ornament; diamond-pattern back ornaments also relatively large, at bottom and below fold but not in middle, all of unusual design. Double purfling front and back; separate perimeters enclose fold and rest of back. C-holes set very diagonally, with lower eyes below body corners. Scroll has a disk instead of ears. Hamamatsu 1995: “treble viol,” total length 76.5. Baines 1966, p. 18: “tenor viol”, [despite] body length 41, and reports label text as “Exon (but ? Oxford)”.