DHV:
1085
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, ?

Maker:

Date:

1700 C ?

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

No. of Strings:

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.2

String Length:

69.2

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 53

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Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Montagu 1992, p. 472; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 53

Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 53

Sotheby’s 1991/12/04, lot 53

Sotheby’s: division viol, partly German school, c. 1700 and later (left upper and middle ribs and two-piece back by W.E. Hill & Sons). Male head with moustache; floral carving on pegbox sides and back; 12-pointed star in rosette and center of back. Unstrung when photographed. Montagu 1992: “more by W.E. Hill than [its] original maker”. W. Monical (to TGM 10/16): composite instrument with new table edgework; soundholes unusually delicate and small, set very high; parchment rose may be 18C. Neither body nor pegbox and head suggest any national style.