DHV:
1297
Tourin ID:

1674

Bass

Thomas

Cole

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Thomas Cole, near Fetter-lane / in Holborn, London, 1674 [printed, including final digits]

Measurements:

String Length:

65.4

Total Length:

Body Length:

64.7

Upper Width:

29.3

Rib Depth:

11

Middle Width:

21.5

Bottom Width:

37.5

Previous Owner:

Edith Lake, London, -c. 1970

Information Source:

TGM visit 10/01

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

MacCracken 2016, p. 189

[By TGM: FB+S, head front, back 3/4 (color)]

Table seems to be 2-piece (with wing for lower bass bout, at least), with double purfling. Back probably doesn’t belong to rest: has scratched-and-inked purfling and arabesque designs, and no soundpost plate (label is glued diagonally directly onto back). Shoulders have been reshaped on both table and back, by adding as much as 2 cm of width on each side. Lion head also unlikely to be original: very ornate, high-profile carving, with 2 fangs and luxuriant mane. Bridge placed above middle of C’s when seen. Repair label: “reparée / par Jean-Petit luthier / à Besançon an 1834,” glued next to Cole label.