DHV:
1240
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Thomas

Cole

Date:

1675 C

Thomas Cole / London [printed, with 2/3 of second line cut away]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

NZ, Auckland

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Auckland War Memorial Museum

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

1998.60.11.1 (R + Z Castle Collection)

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Mona Castle, Wellington, NZ, 1946-98; Arnold Dolmetsch, Haslemere, England, 1922-46

Measurements:

Body Length:

69.5

String Length:

67.5

Rib Depth:

12.9

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

24.2

Bottom Width:

38.8

Information Source:

David L. Smith to TGM 3-7/00

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 191; Sussex 2010; Sussex 2002; (AMIS Newsletter 29/1 [Winter 2000], pp. 10-11)

On museum’s website (F, F body in case, multiple details of table ornament and back, head F+S [color]); MacCracken 2016, p. 191 (F+B); Sussex 2010, pp. 21-22 (F+B, table ornament, also beling played by M. Castle); Sussex 2002, p. 16 (front); [from David Smith: FB+S, head F+B, table ornament, treble C-hole, bottom rib]

3-piece table with double BWB purfling and floral ornament whose upper half resembles DOLM 5 (Miller), FOLGER 1 (Miller) and BAINE 5 (Pitts); 2-piece back with single purfling (separate outlines above and below fold). Head, neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece by Dolmetsch; pegs and bridge also modern, and probably top and bottom blocks. Crossbars on back both above and below soundpost plate, perhaps old. Length of back 68.7, with wooden reinforcement (probably modern) at centerline and fold; also wooden corner blocks and perimeter linings. Cost £75 in 1946. (Sussex 2002: part of label appears to have been cut off.)