DHV:
220
Tourin ID:
CALD 20

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

William

Turner

Date:

1652

Label Text:

William Turner at ye / Hand and Crown in / gravelle Lane nere / Aldgate London 1652 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Oberlin, OH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Arthur Middleton, Atlanta (VdGSA member), - c. 1984; Jeffrey Pulver, c. 1923

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.0

String Length:

39.5

Rib Depth:

6.6

Upper Width:

18.6

Middle Width:

13.8

Bottom Width:

23.3

Information

Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 32-36; Fleming 2001: VME 08; Pulver 1923, p. 228

Photographs:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 32-36 (FB+S, head FB+S [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F08 (front body only), L25 (head, side), L36-37 (front) [all color]; Pulver 1923, facing p. 228 (FB+S); [by TGM: 7/92 FB+S, head side; 5/09 label (partial, color)]

Recordings:

LeStrange Viols 2018

Auctions:

Comments:

Neck and pegbox almost certainly original; in 1992, pegbox cracked (so pegs wouldn’t hold), but by 2008 had been repaired by Petr Vavrous (Prague). No decoration on table or back, unlike other Turner trebles. Bridge by Kessler (in 1992). Fleming 2001: 7-piece table; single purfling front and back; dimensions 40.0, 18.4/13.5/23.1, 6.6, -. Neck and head made of beech, possibly original. Caldwell 2012: varnish too dark to tell if table has 5 or 7 pieces; perimeter “purfling” has 2 scribed lines with ink between; back similar except a groove between the lines is filled with (?) mixture of glue and ink. Flat-sided scroll on pegbox, which is integral with neck; both are original. Fingerboard and tailpiece old, hookbar not. Dimensions 40.0, 18.1/13.0/23.8, 6.5, 39.2.Pulver 1923 calls it a tenor and says he owns it, quoting label (but with spellings “hande” and “Crowne”), and giving dimensions in inches (back 16.5, “greatest breadth” 9, rib height 2.75; equates to 42, 23, and 7 cm).