DHV:
1164
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

1696

Label Text:

Barak Norman, at the Bass Viol in St. Paul’s Ally London Fecit 1696; Barak Norman London Fecit [stamped on table]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

Kyoto

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, 1989-

Measurements:

Body Length:

62.8

String Length:

67.3

Rib Depth:

11.4

Upper Width:

28.9

Middle Width:

21.0

Bottom Width:

35.1

Information

Source:

Y. Ando to TGM, 12/17+9/18; Hebbert 2001, pp. 292-3; Sotheby’s 11/22-23/89, lot 167

Literature:

Hebbert 2001, pp. 292-3 (1696:1, but should be 1696:5); Montagu 1990, p. 277; Sotheby’s 11/22-23/89, lot 167

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 11/22-23/89, lot 167 (F+B [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1989/11/22-23, lot 167

Montagu 1990: “revarnished but otherwise very nice”; sold for £29,150 (to a client in Japan, per T. Bingham). Hebbert 2001 identifies as 1696:1 (= DOLM 7), but should be 1696:5, with dimensions 62.7, 28.9/21.1/35.3, 11.8, -. Y. Ando to TGM 12/17: on loan from anonymous owner/patron to Ms. Masako Hirao (alumna of Savall and Kuijken); 9/18: dimensions (given above) from luthier Mr. Itsuki [or Tatsuki?] Inoue (back widths 28.7/20.8/34.8). Table ornament Type IV, back center Type III, upper and lower Type II.