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Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 53
Montagu 1992, p. 472; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 53
Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 53 (F+B)
Sotheby’s 1991/12/04, lot 53
Sotheby’s: division viol, partly German school, c. 1700 and later (left upper and middle ribs and two-piece back by W.E. Hill & Sons). Male head with moustache; floral carving on pegbox sides and back; 12-pointed star in rosette and center of back. Unstrung when photographed. Montagu 1992: “more by W.E. Hill than [its] original maker”. W. Monical (to TGM 10/16): composite instrument with new table edgework; soundholes unusually delicate and small, set very high; parchment rose may be 18C. Neither body nor pegbox and head suggest any national style.