DHV:
1001
Tourin ID:

1675

Bass

Richard

Meares

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Mishawaka, IN

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Richard Meares, without / Bishops gate, near to Sir / Paul Pinders, London. Fecit 1675 [printed except 75]

Measurements:

String Length:

68

Total Length:

Body Length:

69.8

Upper Width:

33

Rib Depth:

11.8

Middle Width:

23.8

Bottom Width:

40

Previous Owner:

Hannah Hammitt, London/Philadelphia, c. 1930/31-1992; presumably Dolmetsch

Information Source:

TGM visit 8/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 205 (back, body only); [unpublished, from owner: F+B, head 3/4, label (color)]; [unpublished, by and from R. Portillo: FB+S, head front (color)]

5-piece table, 2-piece back, both with double purfling. Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. Head carved by N. Dolmetsch (letter to M.A. Ballard, 9/19/75), quasi Art Nouveau style; bridge also by Dolmetsch. Ex-Hannah Hammitt (via estate auction at Samuel Freeman, Philadelphia), who was a personal friend of Nathalie Dolmetsch.