GB, Teddington, Middlesex
No. of Strings:
M. Fleming visit 8/99; W. Hunt to TGM, 8/92
[Unpublished, in Heale Archive: F+B, front 3/4, underside of table]
Hunt 1983 (Venedig nach Wien); Hunt 1982 (Distracted Tymes)
Hunt: Small bass with long, narrow body. Has original, integral bass bar. Shape of C holes (very long) and high arching suggest Tyrolean background: perhaps by an immigrant to England? Purchased from a Scottish family (Stuart) which had owned it since c. 1700. Fleming: 4-piece table with ornament and very high arching; 2-piece back with inlaid decoration of oval+triangle at top, bottom, and 4 in middle; both with double purfling (neater on back). Original, integral bass bar; extensive worm damage front and back, plus many repaired cracks. Michael Heale told TGM (10/01) he restored it (new neck and head, etc.); table ornamentation à la Barak Norman, with back ornaments like triangular arrowheads.