DHV:
1031
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

Barak

Norman

Date:

Label Text:

Barak / Norman / London [stamped in center of table ornament]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Newton Centre, MA

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.1

String Length:

69.1

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information

Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Jeppesen 2021, p. 74; Hebbert 2001, p. 315 (X:44); Montagu 1984, p. 268; Sotheby’s 12/18/84, lot 5

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 12/18/84, lot 5 (FB+S); [by TGM: front]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive: FB+S]

Recordings:

Jeppesen 1992 (Marais)

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1984/12/18, lot 5 (New York)

Table and back with double purfling (single around soundholes). Pegbox plain except perimeter purfling on back and sides and single stripe down each front edge; fingerboard and tailpiece ebony veneer with double WBW perimeter purfling. Bridge by Douglas Cox (Putney, VT). Restored by “Andrew Dipper / Luthier / 42 Taynton, Burford / Oxon, England” (label inside); owner has copy of restoration report, obtained through Sotheby’s, in which Dipper says “circa 1697” (Sotheby’s gave date as circa 1710). Per Jeppesen 2021, found in pieces in a NY antique shop by Bayard Rustin (civil rights activist and tenor), who took it to Hubbard, then Dipper, for restoration. Table ornament Type VI, back center BN monogram, above and below Type II.