DHV:
220
Tourin ID:
CALD 20

Size:

Treble

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

William

Turner

Date:

1652

William Turner at ye / Hand and Crown in / gravelle Lane nere / Aldgate London 1652 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Arthur Middleton, Atlanta (VdGSA member), - c. 1984; Jeffrey Pulver, c. 1923

Measurements:

Body Length:

40

String Length:

39.5

Rib Depth:

6.6

Upper Width:

18.6

Middle Width:

13.8

Bottom Width:

23.3

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Photographs:

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Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2001: VME 08; Pulver 1923, p. 228

Caldwell 2012, pp. 32-36 (FB+S, head FB+S [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F08 (front, body only), L25 (head, side), L36-37 (front) [all color]; Pulver 1923, facing p. 228 (FB+S); [by TGM: 7/92 FB+S, head side; 5/09 label (partial, color)]

Neck and pegbox almost certainly original; in 1992, pegbox cracked (so pegs wouldn’t hold), but by 2008 had been repaired by Petr Vavrous (Prague). No decoration on table or back, unlike other Turner trebles. Bridge by Kessler (in 1992). Fleming 2001: 7-piece table; single purfling front and back; dimensions 40.0, 18.4/13.5/23.1, 6.6, -. Neck and head made of beech, possibly original. Pulver 1923 calls it a tenor and says he owns it, quoting label (but with spellings “hande” and “Crowne”), and giving dimensions in inches (back 16.5, “greatest breadth” 9, rib height 2.75; equates to 42, 23, and 7 cm).