DHV:
992
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Richard

Meares

Date:

16..

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Winchester

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Dr. Richard Luckett, Cambridge, c. 1986-c. 1990; David Rubio, Cambridge

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

69.3

Rib Depth:

12.0

Upper Width:

32.1

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

39.0

Information

Source:

TGM visit 8/03; M. Levy to TGM, 11/02; M. Fleming visit 7/99

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head back, table ornament (color)]; [unpublished, from M. Fleming: F+B body only (color)]

Recordings:

Levy 2012 (C. Gibbons); Levy 2005 (Love Bade Me Welcome); Levy 2002 (Telemann/Recorder); Levy 1992 (Telemann) [+ others, including with Concordia?]

Auctions:

Comments:

2-piece table with ornament, high arching; 2-piece back with inlaid diamonds in center, plus oval-and-triangle above and below; both with double purfling. (Back design very similar to Dreyfus’s Meares, but different from most others by him.) Meares-like soundholes. Rib depth at center bout 12.7. “A. Dipper Luthier / Restored and rebuilt 1987-88 at Taynton / Oxon.” (neck, head, fingerboard, tailpiece). Fleming dimensions 68.1, 31.7/23.2/38.8, 12.0, 69.5. (Meares probably died c. 1700.)