DHV:
1409
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

London

William

Turner

Date:

1650 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A

Vienna

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Vázquez, José [heirs]

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

076

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

[acquired by 9/2004]

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.7

String Length:

40.0

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

19.0

Middle Width:

13.2

Bottom Width:

23.5

Information

Source:

Vázquez’s website, 7/07, 9/04

Literature:

Photographs:

Vázquez website (front 3/4, front body only, F+B 3/4 body only, detail of rosette, head 3/4, side, top; also several before and many during restoration [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Had been converted to a viola when acquired (ribs cut down, now rebuilt); new neck, pegbox, fingerboard, and tailpiece. Head is original and said by owner to be identical to that on 1647 Turner treble, while outline, purfling, and decoration are very similar to his 1656 treble. Round rosette (not heart-shaped) and single purfling on table; back purfling outlines top, middle, and bottom sections, but no decorative designs. Numerous photos of restoration by Jan Stejskal (Prague) on owner’s website (as of 6/08).