DHV:
1254
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Edward

Lewis

Date:

1703

[original and exact copy]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Redhill, Surrey

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

Catalog Number:

Head:

Previous Owner:

Charles Beare, early 1960s to 1999/2000; Tom Sutcliffe, -1963/64

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.6

Upper Width:

31.6

Middle Width:

22.6

Bottom Width:

39.2

Information Source:

TGM visit 9/09; C. Beare to TGM, 10/01; H. Harders to TGM, 2/00

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Auctions:

Comments:

Hebbert 2003b, p. 39 (L4)

Fleming & Bryan 2016, p. 88 (purfling details); [by TGM: detached table (fragmentary), back, detail of rib inlays (color)]

In many pieces, some very fragile and fragmentary, when seen (label detached, not seen]. Back divided into 3 sections by strips of bas-relief carving, the center segment filled with inlaid geometrical and floral patterns; said to be very similar to Brussels Lewis. Not in Viollist, but Tourin evidently saw it at Beare’s shop: notes on same page as Brussels 1423, also seen there, include dimensions 67, 31.7/22.8/38.8, 13, -, and comments “conv. to cello. Horrible condition”; also: back of curly maple with patterned purfling and two vertical carved stripes about 1.6 cm wide; double purfling front and back, table ornament with birds’ heads; sides with geometrical purfling.