Richard Meares, without / Bishops gate, near to Sir / Paul Pinders, London. Fecit 1675 [printed except 75]
USA, Mishawaka, IN
No. of Strings:
Hannah Hammitt, London/Philadelphia, c. 1930/31-1992; presumably Dolmetsch
TGM visit 8/92
MacCracken 2016, p. 205 (back, body only); [unpublished, from owner: F+B, head 3/4, label (color)]; [unpublished, by and from R. Portillo: FB+S, head front (color)]
5-piece table, 2-piece back, both with double purfling. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. Head carved by N. Dolmetsch (letter to M.A. Ballard, 9/19/75), quasi Art Nouveau style; bridge also by Dolmetsch. Ex-Hannah Hammitt (via estate auction at Samuel Freeman, Philadelphia), who was a personal friend of Nathalie Dolmetsch.