No. of Strings:
Henry Jean Vermeer, Basel, -195-.
Muthesius 1996, no. 5; JVdGSA 6 (1969), 65; H. Mueller, Methodik des Viola-da-Gamba-Spiels (typescript)
Muthesius 1996; JVdGSA 6 (1969)-A, 65
Muthesius 1996, p. 49 (head side); [unpublished, from owner via J. Moran 6/13: FB+S, head F+S [color])
Mueller 1954 (Purcell)
Muthesius 1996, no. 5: 4-piece table, 1-piece back, head original. Neck angle changed in 1959 restoration; also new bass bar. Fingerboard veneered in tortoiseshell with a border of “bois amourette” (= snakewood). Mueller: “Originalzustand”; dimensions 35.0, 16.5/-/20.5, 7.2, 36.0. Not in Kessler 1990. JVdGSA 1969 says date 1690. Owner to J. Moran, 9/10: acquired in 1950s from Henry Jean Vermeer, then head of the string instrument department at Hug & Co., Basel; restored by G. Hellwig (worm damage, etc.). Large floral ornament on table: 3 long-stemmed blooms in a V shape.