DHV:
1020
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

Sold by Alexand’ Livingstone at his Shop in Birchen Lane (near) the Royal Exchange, all sorts of Musical Instruments, Books and Songs, with Tunes, Strings, Rul’d Paper etc.

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Zurich

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Margrit Buehler, Schaffhausen (CH); Imke David, 11/1993 - 2/1994

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.3

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

30

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

36

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 10/07; Sotheby’s 11/18/93, lot 66

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2001, p. 307 (X:01); Sotheby’s 11/18/93, lot 66

Sotheby’s 11/18/93, lot 66 (F+B); [unpublished, from owner on Kessler certificate: F+B body only, side full length]

Goetschel 2016 (Cellini Consort; Gibbons & Locke)

Sotheby’s 1993/11/18, lot 66

2-piece table with wings, 3-piece back, double purfling on both. Later neck, pegbox, and scroll. Extensive worm damage now restored. Sotheby’s: “Probably by Richard Meares”; Ben Hebbert (personal communication): “definitely by Barak Norman”; Kessler certificate for current owner: “made ... by Barak Norman, London, in the last decade of the 17th century.” Repair labels: “Repaired by John Eadie, Roughazie, near Glasgow, Anno 1804”; “Restored by Matthys de Jong, Perth, W.A. 1992”. Also restored by Marc Soubeyran, 1994. Table ornament Type VIII, back center Type III, above and below Type II.