DHV:
949
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Place Made:

Maker:

B ?

Date:

1740 C

Label Text:

“Amati Cremona Anno -7” [in ink on back; wood knot obscures date]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Manchester

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

V29

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Henry Watson, Manchester, -1900

Measurements:

Body Length:

32.5

String Length:

33.1

Rib Depth:

4.0

Upper Width:

15.1

Middle Width:

10.6

Bottom Width:

18.3

Information

Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 122; TGM visit 10/01; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Literature:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 122; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Photographs:

minim.ac.uk (F+B [color]); Waterhouse 2010, p. 122 (F+B [color]); [by TGM: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Waterhouse 1998/2010: “?Flemish, ca. 1740”; dimensions 31.0, 15.0, 18.0 [sic, recte probably 10.8], 18.2 (Waterhouse 1998 gave only total length 61, called it a “high treble viol”, as did Bevan 1990). Ribs cut down for conversion to viola. Table and back both two-piece; head, neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. TGM: No purfling, front or back; table grain medium to wide and wavy; black slab-cut with many flaws; large ivory tail button, no sign of ever having had a hookbar.