DHV:
1002
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Mishawaka, IN

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Nathalie Dolmetsch, -c. 1974

Measurements:

Body Length:

55.1

String Length:

53.5

Rib Depth:

10.2

Upper Width:

27.4

Middle Width:

21.1

Bottom Width:

34.1

Information

Source:

TGM visit 8/92

Literature:

Photographs:

[By TGM: FB+S]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back; perhaps a composite, and/or cut down in size. Neck and scroll by Nathalie Dolmetsch, c. 1940 (letter to MAB 8/19/75); her father found it in West of England c. 1928 (letter 9/19/75); they considered it to be Italian. Previous owner’s grandfather had used as small cello (letter 9/19/75); she used it as a lyra viol in D (undated letter). NB pegbox has 5 plugged holes: perhaps once used as a cello piccolo? Burritt Miller has suggested Flemish origin; based on photos, Wm. Monical proposes either English or Flemish (and 17th C.), based on varnish, materials, and simple/economical construction.