DHV:
1632
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Barak

Norman

Date:

1720

Barak Norman / At the Bass Viol in / St Pauls Church=Yd / London Fecit / 1720 [printed except 1720]; BN monogram in center of back

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

E, Seville

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Marius de Zayas (d. 1961); Arnold Dolmetsch (probably until mid-1930s)

Measurements:

Body Length:

57.5

String Length:

57

Rib Depth:

10

Upper Width:

27

Middle Width:

20

Bottom Width:

33.5

Information Source:

R. de Zayas to TGM, 6/13

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Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from owner, 6/13: FBSS, F+S body only, head FB+S, monogram on back, stamp without floral ornament on table, tailpiece, bridge and C-holes diagonally (color)]

Fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, and bridge by Dolmetsch; neck, pegbox, and head said to be original. No perimeter purfling on either table or back; table has no central floral ornament, only circular stamp (presumably reading Barak / Norman / London / Fecit); small BN monogram in center of back, none upper and lower. Fingerboard and tailpiece dark with reddish streaks, and light-colored geometrical purfling patterns. Smallest known Norman (except trebles); owner: “lyra viol”.