DHV:
983
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Mishawaka, IN

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, -1980

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.4

String Length:

67.7

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

29.1

Middle Width:

21.2

Bottom Width:

36.3

Information

Source:

TGM visit 8/92

Literature:

Hebbert 2001, p. 314 (X:37)

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner: FB+S (color); from R. Portillo: FB+S, head front (color)]

Recordings:

Morgan 1991 (Watkins Ale)

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2001: 3-piece table, 2-piece back, double purfling, new neck, head, fingerboard, and tailpiece; restored by Heale; dimensions 67.0, 29.0/-/36.0, -, 69.3. “Although this is probably not made by Norman it is of the same age and possibly made as the work of Norman.” Restored 1979 by Michael Heale (new neck, head, fittings); also copied after MAB’s purchase. Name scratched into table, bass side, above center bout, written sideways: G. R. Gowans. Table ornament Type VIII, back center Type III, above and below Type IIa.