DHV:
953
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Thomas

Collingwood

Date:

1694

Label Text:

“Thomas Collingwood, London [...?] Bridge, fecit 1694”; [overlaid with another reading] “...Street in the Strand, 16..” [printed]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Manchester

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

V2

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Josiah T. Chapman, Manchester, -1907; James G. Chapman, Manchester, -1942

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

31.7

Middle Width:

22.0

Bottom Width:

39.0

Information

Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 148; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Literature:

MacCracken 2016, pp. 193-94; Waterhouse 2010, p. 148; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Photographs:

minim.ac.uk (3/4 [color]); Waterhouse 2010, p. 148 (front 3/4 [color]); [by TGM: back 7/8 from below, neck and head 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Dimensions in Waterhouse 1998/2010 are of back: flat, 2-piece, with geometric inlaid designs [TGM: diamond patterns at bottom, in middle, and below fold, matching STOCK 24], crackeled varnish and a bad crack; table 2-piece, with joint under treble bridge foot [? more likely 3-piece], fleur de lis decoration; both with double purfling. Fingerboard and tailpiece boxwood and ebony, inlaid with birds and foliage. Fingerboard cut down for cello, then re-enlarged; neck and pegs not original, bridge by Hills. (Not currently strung up.) NB rib height probably includes thickness of table and back.