DHV:
1020
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

Label Text:

Sold by Alexand’ Livingstone at his Shop in Birchen Lane (near) the Royal Exchange, all sorts of Musical Instruments, Books and Songs, with Tunes, Strings, Rul’d Paper etc.

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Zurich

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Margrit Buehler, Schaffhausen (CH), -2013; Imke David, 11/1993 - 2/1994

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.3

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

30

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

36

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 10/07; Sotheby’s 11/18/93, lot 66

Literature:

Hebbert 2001, p. 307 (X:01); Sotheby’s 11/18/93, lot 66

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 11/18/93, lot 66 (F+B); [unpublished, from owner on Kessler certificate: F+B body only, side full length]

Recordings:

Goetschel 2016 (Cellini Consort; Gibbons & Locke)

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1993/11/18, lot 66

2-piece table with wings, 3-piece back, double purfling on both. Later neck, pegbox, and scroll. Extensive worm damage now restored. Sotheby’s: “Probably by Richard Meares”; Ben Hebbert (personal communication): “definitely by Barak Norman”; Kessler certificate for current owner: “made ... by Barak Norman, London, in the last decade of the 17th century.” Repair labels: “Repaired by John Eadie, Roughazie, near Glasgow, Anno 1804”; “Restored by Matthys de Jong, Perth, W.A. 1992”. Also restored by Marc Soubeyran, 1994. Table ornament Type VIII, back center Type III, above and below Type II.