DHV:
33
Tourin ID:
BAINE 5

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

John

Pitts

Date:

1675

[Jo]hn Pitts in / [Lond]on 1675

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Bohortha, Cornwall

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Francis Baines, London, -1999+

Measurements:

Body Length:

69

String Length:

70

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

32

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

39

Information Source:

R. Campbell to TGM, 2/09; PT visit 6/77

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 200

MacCracken 2016, p. 197 (table ornament); Fleming 2001, L32 (table ornament); [unpublished, from Robert Foster 8-11/10: F+B body only, table ornament, label (color)]; [unpublished, in Heale Archive: back, table ornament, head back]

Campbell 2008

7-piece table with double purfling; 3-piece back with 3 groups of diamond ornaments on center piece, bas-relief V on fold, and single purfling. Table ornament matches those on DOLM 5 and FOLGER 1, by Miller; back decorations similar to Newark Museum 59.333, especially at bottom and below fold line (but not in middle). Carved pegbox; face of female head is a replacement, but tresses are original. Neck by Robert Foster, not long before 2008, “replacing a 1970s neck at wrong angle”.