George Gill [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Percy Bull, London, -1948
Fleming 2001: VME 01
Fleming 2016, p. 99; Fleming 2001: VME 01
Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 13 (back and lower ribs [color], p. 67 (label), p. 100 (purfling details); Fleming 2001: VME F01 (front body only), L15 (back, body only), 16-19 (details of decoration) [all color]; www.minim.ac.uk (FB+S, head F+S, many details of decoration, label [color]); [unpublished, from M. Fleming: FB+S, label (color)]
Fleming 2001: pardessus? Made from pieces of a much larger instrument (bass or large tenor viol), as revealed by decoration designs. 6-piece table with single purfling; back has none; neck not original; modern violin-style pegbox and scroll. Wood of back very similar to Ashmolean’s festooned Rose, with purfled arabesques in exactly the same style. Label probably not old but perhaps a reproduction. Probably made between 1608/9 and 1641 (p. 220).