DHV:
1617
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

Date:

16..

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Philadelphia

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Joann Freeman Shwayder Clayman, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (grandmother of current owner); Edith Freeman (mother of Joann)

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.5

String Length:

68.8

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

23.8

Bottom Width:

39.1

Information Source:

TGM visit (at Conclave) 7/12

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head F+B, bass soundhole, hookbar (color)]

Ink inscription on inside of center stave of back: “Restored by Chickering / and Sons under the direction / of Arnold Dolmetsch / Boston 1909”: neck, fingerboard (solid ebony), pegbox (lower back carved in Arts & Crafts style), head (looking down the fingerboard), and table (2-piece, with double purfling but no other decoration; soundholes have lower eyes only) not original, surely by Dolmetsch. 5-piece striped back (3 maple, 2 walnut) with double purfling and diamond pattern at neck heel only; no crossbars except soundpost plate. Many (repaired) cracks in ribs. Hookbar with threaded hole for endpin; bridge by W.L. Monical, New York. Table and back overhang ribs slightly; J. Pringle thinks originally so. Currently being played by grandson of owner.