[Thomas Cole ... 1670?]
No. of Strings:
acquired c. 1975 via Paul Reichlin, Switzerland; Layton Ring; L.H. Lock (in 1951); Dolmetsch?
J. Kraft drawing seen 9/02; P. Adler to TGM, 11/02 + 8/03; Galpin Society 1951
MacCracken 2016, p. 189; Galpin Society 1951
MacCracken 2016, p. 189 (F+B); [unpublished, from Judith Kraft: FB+S, head 3/4, detail of C-bouts (color)]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive, on display in 1951: front; and another probably taken for Lock (front)]
Galpin 1951: “Division viol.” Dimensions from J. Kraft’s drawing, so not over arching. Small table ornament; decorations on 2-piece back include double ovals at bottom and fold, plus four overlapping rectangles making a diamond in the center; perimeter purfling single on back (separate tracks above and below fold), double on front. Has a label but it’s hard to read. P. Adler: “D’après Reichlin l’instrument aurait été découvert et restauré par Arnold Dolmetsch”; also says that, after a brief examination, D. Kessler told him the lion head was not original but rather Tyrolean.