DHV:
1391
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Richard

Meares

Date:

1691

Label Text:

Ao 1691 Richard Meares, / without Bishopsgate, London [printed except Ao 1691]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

S

Malmö

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Anders Emmerfors, 1989-2001; Bengt Nilsson, -1989

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 10/03; A. Emmerfors to TGM, 11/03

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from Allan Fagerlund 4/19: FB+S, back body only, C bouts, several 3/4 views, head FB+S, details of back ornaments, labels [color]); from A. Emmerfors 11/03: front (color)]

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Comments:

No table ornament; back decoration matches that on 1689 Norman (DHV 387). Soundholes unlike Meares’s style, more closely resembling Tielke’s, and double purfling on table does not match that on the back: perhaps table is a replacement by Goldt. Had been converted to a cello when Emmerfors acquired it; he reports table has bent central stave. Several repair labels: “Samuel Goldt in / Lübeck Renovation 1723” [handwritten], “Reparerat af P. Kilander / Instrumentmakare i Stockholm A:o 1831” [printed], “Reparerad af / Andreas Lennmark / Stockholm, 1856”[preinted except Reparerad af and 56], “Reparerad / Alfred Brock / Stockholm 1923” [printed except Reparerad and 23], “Reparerad och återställd / till Gamba våren 1989 av / Anders Emmerfors, Hammarö” [handwritten]. “Reparerad af Albert Eckerbom / Jönköping 2016”.