“Thomas Collingwood, London [...?] Bridge, fecit 1694”; [overlaid with another reading] “...Street in the Strand, 16..” [printed]
Royal Northern College of Music
No. of Strings:
Josiah T. Chapman, Manchester, -1907; James G. Chapman, Manchester, -1942
Waterhouse 2010, p. 148; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90
MacCracken 2016, pp. 193-94; Waterhouse 2010, p. 148; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90
Waterhouse 2010, p. 148 (front 3/4 [color]); [by TGM: back 7/8 from below, neck and head 3/4 (color)]
Dimensions in Waterhouse 1998/2010 are of back: flat, 2-piece, with geometric inlaid designs [TGM: diamond patterns at bottom, in middle, and below fold, matching STOCK 24], crackeled varnish and a bad crack; table 2-piece, with joint under treble bridge foot [? more likely 3-piece], fleur de lis decoration; both with double purfling. Fingerboard and tailpiece boxwood and ebony, inlaid with birds and foliage. Fingerboard cut down for cello, then re-enlarged; neck and pegs not original, bridge by Hills. (Not currently strung up.) NB rib height probably includes thickness of table and back.