DHV:
1257
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London (Southwark)

Henry

Jaye

Date:

1621

Label Text:

HENRY JAYE IN / SOUTHWARK /1621 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

F

Paris

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[private owner in Normandy, via a luthier in Caen]

Measurements:

Body Length:

76.5

String Length:

79.5

Rib Depth:

13.9

Upper Width:

35.9

Middle Width:

28.8

Bottom Width:

42.0

Information

Source:

TGM visit 9/09; Soubeyran 2005; Fleming 2001: VME 38; (M. Fleming, 5/99; C. Coin 4/00)

Literature:

Fleming 2007, p. 31 (JP 22); Soubeyran 2005; Fleming 2001: VME 38

Photographs:

MacCracken 2011, p. 71 (F+B); Soubeyran 2005, pp. 236-41 (F+B after restoration; interior details before and during restoration); Fleming 2001: VME F38 (front body only), L32 (hookbar) [both color]; BVMA 2000, p. 12 (label [color]); Muthesius 2000, p. 23 (table only); [unpublished, from M. Fleming: F+S body only before restoration, table ornament, both C-holes, bottom rib, purfling corner (color)]

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Comments:

Large, consort bass. Restored by John Topham (who is source of string length), including new neck, head, and bass bar to replace those associated with earlier cello conversion, and repair of worm damage; fingerboard and tailpiece are also new, based on Kessler’s 1619 Jaye. Table ornament like Kessler’s. Soubeyran 2005 (i.e., Topham): label undoubtedly original; converted to a cello in 1836; found by Coin with badly damaged body and no neck. New wood to restore cut-down shoulders, and half-edging of front renewed; upper and lower crossbars reinstalled though probably not originally present, and small linings added to table (but not back); no corner blocks. Fleming 2001: 7-piece table, double purfling front and back; dimensions 76.6, 36.0/26.7/42.1, 13.9, -. Repair label “Réguvénée en Mai 1826” [or 1836, per Topham?].