DHV:
1582
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

Label Text:

Henrie Jaie in / London / 1666

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

7

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

100

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.7

String Length:

Rib Depth:

13.0

Upper Width:

32.4

Middle Width:

24.2

Bottom Width:

39.3

Information

Source:

Vázquez to TGM, 6/14, 9/15, 7+10/18, 2/21; M. Fleming to TGM, 4/11

Literature:

Photographs:

Vázquez website (FB+S, head 3/4 [color, composite by TGM!]; front body only unstrung, details of decoration [color]); [unpublished, from M. Fleming, 4/11: FB+S, head 3/4 (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (3 dark, 2 light) with diamond-pattern decoration on all dark stripes in all three bouts (upper, middle, and lower), and more diamond-pattern decorations on ribs (upper and lower bouts only); single purfling on perimeter of 2-piece table, and around each dark stripe on back. Scroll is open not only from sides but also from front and top; very similar to instrument owned by Mrs. Beare (both have grafts between pegbox and neck, but not to scroll). Body resembles STOCK 29 (pseudo-Jaye) and B. Franklin’s pseudo-Boivin: outline, soundholes (wide, with eyes below corners and treble less vertical), and striped back. J. Vázquez to TGM 7/18: awaiting restoration; label now illegible, but was readable c. 1930 as “Henrie Jaie in London 1666,” according to a document acquired with the viol (confirmed by photo sent 2/2021). Dendrochronogy by Peter Ratcliffe (also 2/2021) gives 1644 for latest ring on bass and 1659 on treble side (2 different trees); wood provenance probably England. As of 2/2021, being restored by Werner Trojer.