DHV:
950
Tourin ID:

Size:

Pardessus

Label Text:

Place Made:

F,

Maker:

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Manchester

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

No. of Strings:

5

Catalog Number:

V30

Head:

Scroll

Previous Owner:

Henry Watson, Manchester, -1900

Measurements:

Body Length:

33

String Length:

31.1

Rib Depth:

6.6

Upper Width:

16.5

Middle Width:

12

Bottom Width:

20.5

Information Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 139; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

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Comments:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 139; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Waterhouse 2010, p. 139 (F+B [color]; [by TGM: FB+S (color)]

(Presumably 1 of 2 anon. trebles noted by Bevan.) Waterhouse 1998/2010: back and ribs of fruitwood; no purfling on back. Fittings (pegs, nut, fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece, bass bar, frets) all modern. No corner blocks or linings. NB dimensions probably taken on back, with rib height including thickness of table and back. Listed as “?France, mid 18c,” with note that luthier Marcus Bennett’s 1974 report “suggested English maker, ca. 1750”. TGM: table has high arching, even medium/wide grain, single purfling; C-holes very upright; 1-piece back; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side.