DHV:
1613
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Cello

Current Location:

USA

Kansas City, MO

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Trevor Jones, London, ≤1978-2012; Marco Pallis

Measurements:

Body Length:

64.2

String Length:

64.0

Rib Depth:

11.3

Upper Width:

30.9

Middle Width:

21.0

Bottom Width:

40.0

Information

Source:

Owner, 3/12; J. Pringle 7/13; Gardiner Houlgate online auction catalogue, 3/5/12, lot 141

Literature:

Gardiner Houlgate online auction catalogue, 3/5/12, lot 141

Photographs:

Gardiner Houlgate online auction catalogue, 3/5/12, lot 141 (F+B body only, head side [color]); Jones 1980 (front) [also, with caption, in Early Music Gazette 7/78, p. 3]

Recordings:

Jones 1980 (Lawes); perhaps also 1977 (Coprario), 1983 (Jenkins), and various others

Auctions:

Comments:

Gardiner Houlgate 1212/03/05, lot 141

Catalogue 3/12: “Rare and interesting late 17th/early 18th century double purfled division viol”; previously offered by same firm 10/3/11, then described as possibly by Panormo. Double purfling both front and back; soundholes have lower eyes plus short extension below them. Triangle-and-oval designs at bottom and top of (2-piece) back similar to those on Francis Baker 1696; rectangular pattern of diagonal lines with trefoils at each corner in center; table ornament with central heart, two flowers on stems above, and two diagonal leaves below. Extremely pointed body corners similar to those on W. Baker viola (Oxford, 1683).