DHV:
1115
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

James

Rasseter

Date:

1656

James Rasseter / 1656

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Upland, CA

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Lion

Previous Owner:

Francis Baines, London, -c. 1963

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.4

String Length:

67.3

Rib Depth:

12.1

Upper Width:

31.9

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

39.6

Information Source:

TGM visit 5/98; Monical appraisal (from owner)

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Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head front (color)]

W. Monical: 2-piece table probably 19th-century; 2-piece back with wings on upper and lower bouts. Modern neck and pegbox, period lion head. Rib depths 8.5/12.3/12.6/12.05. TGM: Very flat table; no purfling front or back; neck angle fairly steep; bridge by Withers, London. Maker’s name on label might be Rosseter. Warm, mellow, fairly small sound.