DHV:
1665
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Samuel

Gilkes

Date:

1812

Samuel Gilkes / fecit London 1812 [printed except 1812]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Leipzig

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

7

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

[bought at an auction]

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.5

String Length:

72.1

Rib Depth:

11.8

Upper Width:

33.5

Middle Width:

24.4

Bottom Width:

40.2

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 10-11/14, 2-3/15, 12/15

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Auctions:

Comments:

Fritzsch 2016 (front, head front (B+W); label (color)); [unpublished, from owner 3/15: body FB+S, neck/head FB+S and body open before restoration, label, FB+S after (color); from owner 10/14: F; B+S body only; pegbox + scroll, ornament at button (color)]

Fritzsch 2016 (Abel)

Bought at an auction; restored and renecked (for 7 strings) by Bernd Hiller, 2015; pegbox and head copied from the 1815 Gilkes. Back widths 33.1/24.3/40.2. Lütgendorff 2:615 shows a label very similar yet perhaps not identical in the handwritten date; even more similar is the label in a violin sold on eBay Italy “25 feb 2015 08:34:13 CET”.