DHV:
1566
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

1709

Barak Norman / At the Basse Viol / [in Saint] Pauls Ally / London Fecit / 1709 [handwritten]; also Barak / Norman / London / Fecit [stamped on table]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH, Samstagern

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

[bought at Phillips auction, c. 1980]

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

30.4

Middle Width:

23.2

Bottom Width:

37.2

Information Source:

TGM visit 11/10

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Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S body only, head side, neck heel, label (color)]

[Phillips 1980 C]

3-piece table with Type IV ornament; 2-piece back with BN monogram in center, upper and lower Thype II; both with double purfling. Bottom of neck perhaps orginal, rest not and clearly grafted to pegbox, in which 2 sets of holes (nos. 3 and 6 from nut) are plugged for use as cello. No fingerboard, tailpiece, or bridge when seen; hookbar planed down and replaced by button for tailgut. No crossbars on back except soundpost plate; wood linings on back perimeter and center joint, cloth at fold; top block narrow and faceted, with 2 large screws.