DHV:
1060
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

Date:

16..

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Teddington, Middlesex

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.9

String Length:

69.6

Rib Depth:

11.2

Upper Width:

28.9

Middle Width:

20.1

Bottom Width:

37.4

Information Source:

M. Fleming visit 8/99; W. Hunt to TGM, 8/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, in Heale Archive: F+B, front 3/4, underside of table]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.