DHV:
1329
Tourin ID:

16..

Bass

William

Cross

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, Oxford

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, London

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

City University

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

All sorts of Musical Instruments / Made, Mended, and Sold, by / William Cross, / At the Bass-Viol, and Flute, near Lincoln / College, Oxon ...

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

70.5

Upper Width:

31

Rib Depth:

12.6

Middle Width:

22.4

Bottom Width:

36.4

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

M. Fleming visit 4/02

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Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from M. Fleming: FB+S body only, head front 3/4 and side (color)]

3-piece table, 2-piece back, both with single purfling. Neck not original but pegbox and scroll are; ebony fingerboard old but not original; tailpiece missing (also one peg). Hole in hookbar and bottom block for an endpin. Condition “battered and bashed about, but basically all there”; some cracks on table and ribs.