DHV:
1115
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

James

Rasseter

Date:

1656

Label Text:

James Rasseter / 1656

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Upland, CA

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Francis Baines, London, -c. 1963

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.4

String Length:

67.3

Rib Depth:

12.1

Upper Width:

31.9

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

39.6

Information

Source:

TGM visit 5/98; Monical appraisal (from owner)

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S, head front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

W. Monical: 2-piece table probably 19th C.; 2-piece back with wings on upper and lower bouts. Modern neck and pegbox, period lion head. Rib depths 8.5/12.3/12.6/12.05. TGM: Very flat table; no purfling front or back; neck angle fairly steep; bridge by Withers, London. Maker’s name on label might be Rosseter.