DHV:
1716
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

GB

Barak

London

Norman

Date:

1720 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Ramshead

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.8

String Length:

Rib Depth:

5.4

Upper Width:

19.1

Middle Width:

13.8

Bottom Width:

23.5

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 8/13, 12/16, 1/21

Literature:

Photographs:

[Unpublished, from owner 1/21: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Converted to a viola, with scroll and pegbox reminiscent of early Hill work. 2-piece table with no purfling, 2-piece back with double purfling forming a V at the neck and ovals below fold and at bottom. Rib height at C-bouts, unaltered by conversion; original back folds at both top and bottom. Dendrochronological testing gives 1703 as date of youngest ring and cross-matches significantly with other viols by Norman, Lewis, and Jaye.