DHV:
1484
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Brighton

No. of Strings:

8

Collection:

Brighton City Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

WA 100583 (R.5773/1)

Head:

Disc

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Albert Spencer, -1960

Measurements:

Body Length:

72.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

32.3

Middle Width:

23.5

Bottom Width:

38.7

Information

Source:

Museum to TGM, 6/07

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from museum 2/08: front 3/4, B+S, head (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Late 18th century? Ivory inlay on tailpiece (leaves, bird, 2 scenes of plants and trees), ivory edging to table, “head finishes in ivory/ebony”. Body length includes button but not tailpin; rib height taken at center bouts. Worn varnish on back. “Probably originally had 7 or six strings.” Finial is a small disc with white center surrounded by a black and then a white ring. Black pegs with oval heads and small white pips. Tailgut. W. Monical to TGM 10/16: clearly Germanic, neck and grafted pearwood pegbox are modern; finial perhaps from a walking stick; tailpiece certainly old, but likely made originally for a cello.