DHV:
215
Tourin ID:
CALD 15

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

John

Rose ?

Date:

1584

Label Text:

John [Rose?]... / 1584 [handwritten, illegible except first name and date]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Oberlin, OH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, -1975

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.1

String Length:

70.5

Rib Depth:

13.6

Upper Width:

34.4

Middle Width:

24.2

Bottom Width:

41.2

Information

Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 12-17; Fleming 2001: VME 35

Photographs:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 12-17 (FB+S. head FB+S, treble C-hole [color]; top off, underside of table, label); Fleming 2001: VME F35 (front body only [color]); [unpublished, from C. Meints (J. Caldwell) 1/09: FB+S, PB+scroll FB+S (color)]; [by TGM: F+S]

Recordings:

LeStrange Viols 2018; Tindemans 1989 (Lawes: Oberlin Consort)

Auctions:

Comments:

Restored by Michael Heale, 1979; was a cello when Caldwells purchased, using top 4 pegs worth of original pegbox and parts of original neck. Neck and top block are one piece; not built on a mold. 5-piece table. Tourin: old bridge marks ±2.5 cm lower, for SL of 74-75. Fleming 2001: 7-piece table with double black purfling (none on back); dimensions 71.0, 34.3/24.0/41.1, 13.6, -. Caldwell 2012: back looks like fruitwood, but maybe English yew; slab cut, with no purfling; ribs similar but quarter-cut; flat-sided scroll has carved boss glued to each side; table varnish darker than back and ribs; dimensions 71.0, 34.3/23.8/41.0, 13.5, 70.6.