DHV:
266
Tourin ID:
FOLGER 2

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

George

Miller

Date:

1665 C

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Washington, DC

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Folger Shakespeare Library

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

ART Inv. 1048

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Arnold Dolmetsch, -c. 1930 (purchased from him by Mrs. Folger)

Measurements:

Body Length:

71.1

String Length:

70.5?

Rib Depth:

11.5

Upper Width:

32.2

Middle Width:

23.9

Bottom Width:

39.5

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/92; Monical report to Folger, 1978

Literature:

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Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, pp. 194-95

MacCracken 2016, pp. 196 (FB+S), 197 (table ornament); Fleming 2001: VME L33 (table ornament [color]); [unpublished, from Fleming 8/10: front, body only (color)]; [unpublished, at Smithsonian: front]

2-piece table, 3-piece back, both with double purfling. Table ornament matches DOLM 5; back has diamond matrix in center, “footballs” top and bottom. 4 nail holes visible in top block; tall crossbars on back at top and bottom bouts; modern bass bar, wooden perimeter linings. Scroll like that by Dolmetsch on Caldwells’ Bertrand–-is this also by him? Not set up when seen, so string length estimated. Monical: neck, pegbox, scroll, fingerboard and tailpiece are modern, also lower ribs. Pegs are original, also much of back varnish.