USA, New York, NY
No. of Strings:
Schlieps Violin Shop, New York, -195?
TGM visit 1/93
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.