New Haven, CT
No. of Strings:
4665.00 (formerly 33)
TGM visit, 10/93; PT visits
On museum’s website (FB+S [color]); Marcuse 1960, pl. 15 (front); Steinert 1893, p. 160 (front)
3-piece table, 2-piece back, both with inked double purfling (single around C-holes). Floral table ornament only outlined; diamond patterns on back at bottom and below fold (with arrows pointing inward) and in center (with arrows pointing NSEW). Fingerboard and tailpiece honey-colored, with dark perimeter lines connecting to diamond-arrow patterns at bridge ends. Neck screwed on from outside; graft between head and pegbox, but none to neck. Bridge has been up to 1.5 cm closer to fingerboard; action high when seen; no frets, but marks on neck indicate former presence. Hookbar has plugged hole for endpin. Significant damage to bass-side ribs.YALE UNIVERSITY carved on back below button. Heavy instrument. Marcuse: School of Barak Norman, with later neck and fittings (Steinert: “of Italian make”; shown with 4 strings). Pringle: body typical of Norman; head definitely not. Tourin: large C holes, modern neck. Website: fingerboard and tailpiece have walnut burl panelling with walnut border.