DHV:
1043
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, Exeter

Maker:

John

Baker

Date:

1660

John Baker of Exon / An. Dom. 1660 [printed except final digit]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J, Hamamatsu City

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

C-0051R

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Dorothy & Robert Rosenbaum, Scarsdale, NY, no. 283; Dolmetsch (in 1966)

Measurements:

Body Length:

39.9

String Length:

40.3

Rib Depth:

5.4

Upper Width:

19.5

Middle Width:

13.4

Bottom Width:

23.3

Information Source:

Museum to TGM, 6/09; [Estate inventory seen at Boston MFA]

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Comments:

Hamamatsu 1995, p. 16 (side 1/2, from below); Baines 1966, pl. 105 (front); [unpublished, from museum 8/09: FB+S (color); 7/10: label (color)]

Large table ornament; diamond-pattern back ornaments also relatively large, at bottom and below fold but not in middle, all of unusual design. Double purfling front and back; separate perimeters enclose fold and rest of back. C-holes set very diagonally, with lower eyes below body corners. Scroll has a disk instead of ears. Hamamatsu 1995: “treble viol,” total length 76.5. Baines 1966, p. 18: “tenor viol”, [despite] body length 41, and reports label text as “Exon (but ? Oxford)”.