DHV:
985
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB,

Maker:

Date:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Previous Owner:

Schlieps Violin Shop, New York, -195?

Measurements:

Body Length:

63.5

String Length:

65.3

Rib Depth:

11.7

Upper Width:

29.3

Middle Width:

23.2

Bottom Width:

34.8

Information Source:

TGM visit 1/93

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Davidoff 1989, p. 18 (front 7/8); Glenn 1968, p. 72 (front 3/4); [by TGM: FB+S, head FB+S, neck heel detail]

Davidoff 1989 (Holborne & Brade); [New York Pro Musica Renaissance Band]

3-piece table with 9-ply B+W purfling; 2-piece back with none (but much stronger flame in lower bouts than elsewhere); edges of both overhang the highly-figured ribs. No visible grafts between head (with Viking-type cap and long hair), pegbox (with carved back but plain sides, and 7-fold purfling on front edges), and neck. Unusual diamond-pattern carvings on neck heel sides. Fingerboard extension 1 cm into pegbox predates acqusition by current owner; bridge by W.L. Monical. According to owner, Monical thinks it’s a composite: table English 17C, rest 19C? Bought no later than 1960; stolen 1968, recovered 1971.