DHV:
17
Tourin ID:
ASAI 3

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Sanctus Seraphim / Utinensis fecit / Venetijs Ann. 17-- [printed, with faded handwritten final digits, perhaps 18]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

Philadelphia, PA

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

American Society of Ancient Instruments

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Stad family, Philadelphia, PA

Measurements:

Body Length:

66.3

String Length:

63.2

Rib Depth:

12.2

Upper Width:

30.2

Middle Width:

22.7

Bottom Width:

38.6

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/94; PT visit 2/78

Literature:

Meixell 1988, pp. 15-16

Photographs:

Meixell 1988, p. 23 (head); [by TGM: FB+S, head front]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Striped back (7-piece) but not ribs. Lloyd Smith (quoted in Meixell 1988): probably a composite, with English table and French back, by an Italian restorer. Tourin: looks English (outline, C’s, rose); striped back (walnut and maple); new neck (too short); pegbox has [plugged] hole for 7th peg. Repair label: “Restored by / Janos Bodar” (handwritten / printed). TGM: if English, likely 1H17C (rosette).