DHV:
1417
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

1714

Barak Norman / at the Bass Viol in / St Pauls Church=yd: / London Fecit / 1714 [printed except 1714]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Hiroshi Nakahara, Tokyo, c. 1998-2007; Richard Campbell; [found in Scotland], -c. 1998

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.6

String Length:

71

Rib Depth:

15.6

Upper Width:

30

Middle Width:

22

Bottom Width:

37.3

Information Source:

H. Nakahara to TGM, 1/05

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from H. Nakahara: FB+S (color); from owner 8/10: label (color)]

Restored by Michael Heale. Table ornament Type V, plus triangles at upper corners, “mushrooms” at lower corners; likewise on back, plus central ornament having triangles top and bottom, “mushrooms” left and right (unique, but similar to Hebbert’s Type I), none upper and lower. Double purfling on back; hard to tell about front from photos, but seems very close to edges. (Nakahara’s rib height probably includes thickness of table and back.)