DHV:
1031
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

Barak / Norman / London [stamped in center of table ornament]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Newton Centre, MA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.1

String Length:

69.1

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

31.5

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

37.5

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/93

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2001, p. 315 (X:44); Montagu 1984, p. 268; Sotheby’s 12/18/84, lot 5

Sotheby’s 12/18/84, lot 5 (FB+S); [by TGM: front]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive: FB+S]

Jeppesen 1992 (Marais)

Sotheby’s 1984/12/18, lot 5 (New York)

Table and back with double purfling (single around soundholes). Pegbox plain except perimeter purfling on back and sides and single stripe down each front edge; fingerboard and tailpiece ebony veneer with double WBW perimeter purfling. Bridge by Douglas Cox (Putney, VT). Restored by “Andrew Dipper / Luthier / 42 Taynton, Burford / Oxon, England” (label inside); owner has copy of restoration report, obtained through Sotheby’s, in which Dipper says “circa 1697” (Sotheby’s gave date as circa 1710). Table ornament Type VI, back center BN monogram, above and below Type II.