DHV:
992
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

GB, London

Maker:

Richard

Meares

Date:

16..

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Winchester

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Open scroll

Previous Owner:

Dr. Richard Luckett, Cambridge, c. 1986-c. 1990; David Rubio, Cambridge

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.2

String Length:

69.3

Rib Depth:

12

Upper Width:

32.1

Middle Width:

23.3

Bottom Width:

39

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/03; M. Levy to TGM, 11/02; M. Fleming visit 7/99

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[By TGM: FB+S, head back, table ornament (color)]; [unpublished, from M. Fleming: F+B (body only) (color)]

Levy 2012 (C. Gibbons); Levy 2005 (Love Bade Me Welcome); Levy 2002 (Telemann/Recorder); Levy 1992 (Telemann) [+ others, including with Concordia?]

2-piece table with ornament, high arching; 2-piece back with inlaid diamonds in center, plus oval-and-triangle above and below; both with double purfling. (Back design very similar to Dreyfus’s Meares, but different from most others by him.) Meares-like soundholes. Rib depth at center bout 12.7. “A. Dipper Luthier / Restored and rebuilt 1987-88 at Taynton / Oxon.” (neck, head, fingerboard, tailpiece). (Fleming dimensions 68.1, 31.7/23.2/38.8, 12.0, 69.5.)