DHV:
988
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

John

Rose

Date:

1600 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

USA

Oberlin, OH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Sound Holes:

Flame

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, -1985; W.E. Hill & Sons, 1958 (per Danks)

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

70.5

Rib Depth:

11.6

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

25.3

Bottom Width:

38.7

Information

Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Caldwell 2012, pp. 18-23; Caldwell 2012a, p. 63; Fleming 2001: VME 29

Photographs:

Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 6 (head FB+S [color], p. 89 (purfling details); Caldwell 2012a, p. 63 (F+B [color]); Caldwell 2012, pp. 18-23 (FB+S, head FB+S, bass soundhole, details of back decoration [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F29 (front body only), L24 (head FB+S), L41-42 (front) [all color]; Caldwell 1974, pp. 72-3 (head only, before it was put on this viol); Danks 1958, p. 73 (F+B); [by TGM: FB+S]; [unpublished, from C. Meints 1/21: F+S, head 3/4 before restoration]

Recordings:

LeStrange Viols 2018; Slowik 1989 (Lawes: Oberlin Consort)

Auctions:

Comments:

7-piece table, 2-piece back, both with double purfling (single around soundholes). Body shape similar to Ashmolean’s festooned bass also attributed to Rose. Heavily ornamented, including ribs. Caldwells acquired present head separately, earlier, from Mrs. E. Brooks Keffer (Philadelphia), at same time as undated Tielke bass; thought to represent Ulysses. Neck, fingerboard and tailpiece by Mark Norfleet. Bridge 10.45 high, neck sharply angled back, penetrating tone. Neck inset into table. Fleming 2001: 7-piece table?; double purfling front and back; much damage; dimensions 68.3, 32.3/25.1/38.7, 11.5, -. Caldwell 2012 dimensions: 68.5, 32.1/24.7/38.6, 11.4, 70.4.