DHV:
559
Tourin ID:
LIS 06

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Date:

16.. ?

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

P

Lisbon

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Museu da Música (formerly Conservatorio Nacional)

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

MM 2

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

64.3

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

28.5

Middle Width:

21

Bottom Width:

33.5

Information

Source:

PT visit 10/78; P. Torres to PT 3/77

Literature:

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front, head 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from J. Pringle: front 3/4]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Body has English-style floral decoration, carved pegbox and neck heel, and double purfling; long, thin soundholes. Tourin: body looks English; if Norman, must be very early; neck with head “looks as if maker has seen Tielke viols.” Torres: decoration and dimensions suggest Meares or Norman. Website lists as provenance unknown, possibly Keil collection (like several others)