DHV:
1397
Tourin ID:

Bass

Barak

Norman ?

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

DK, Copenhagen

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Musikhistorisk Museum

Head:

Catalog Number:

1986-5

Label Text:

Measurements:

String Length:

67.6

Total Length:

Body Length:

66

Upper Width:

Rib Depth:

12.6

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

T. Bergstrøm to TGM, 12/03, 2/04, 6/07; B. Hebbert to TGM, 9/02

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from museum 7/15: front, front C-holes and ornament, back body only, head 3/4 (color)]; also on database printout 6/07: front 7/8, very small (color)]

Museum’s data sheet gives suggested date of 1710-23; provenance unknown; acquired prior to 1986 but not given an inventory number until then. Perhaps identical to 1978-15 (KOPEC 7), q.v. Three-piece table with ornament like Norman’s Type VI, but lacking his name stamped in central circle; other differences match that on 1680 Collingwood, also without Norman’s name. Center back uses design elements also found in Norman’s Type I, II, and III, but here larger; diamond-and-arrow patterns at bottom and below fold like those on 1686 and 1694 Collingwood viols. For all these reasons, date more likely c. 1680-1700.