DHV:
1485
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Brighton

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Brighton City Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

WA 100577 (R.5773/2)

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Albert Spencer, -1960

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.3

String Length:

68

Rib Depth:

12.9

Upper Width:

32.3

Middle Width:

24.9

Bottom Width:

39.9

Information

Source:

M. Fleming to TGM, 6/07; Museum to TGM, 6/07

Literature:

Photographs:

minim.ac.uk (front [color]); [by/from M. Fleming, 6/07: F+B, head FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (7 pieces) and ribs (narrow central dark stripe). Label of “Erasmus Schiefler / Instrumentenmacher / Hanover 1850” [printed except 50], but museum catalog card quotes opinion of Tim Miller that original date “probably c. 1740, belly a replacement, head probably French.” Museum dimensions 69.7, 32.3/24.0/39.7, 13.0, 66.0. M. Fleming: table (only) overhangs ribs; back and ribs look older, perhaps c. 1700. Female head integral with pegbox. Back of walnut and maple, no purfling; dark stripe on ribs also walnut. Fingerboard and tailpiece perhaps modern. W. Monical to TGM 10/16: back very German in outline (center and lower bout possibly inspired by Tielke School); table and neck modern, probably also head and pegbox.