DHV:
1418
Tourin ID:

Bass

School of

Norman

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

FIN, Helsinki

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Sibelius Academy

Head:

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

Body Length:

68

String Length:

68

Rib Depth:

12.5

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

31.3

23.4

37.5

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

M. Tapio to TGM, 2/05

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Comments:

[Unpublished, from M. Tapio: F+B, body only; table ornament; lower back ornament (color); also from T. Muthesius 11/10: F+B body only, C bouts, details of ornaments (color)]

Perimeter “purfling” is only painted; table ornament incomplete, lacking cross-hatching and brand stamp; soundholes purfled. Back ornaments at fold and bottom, with larger one in center, all diamonds plus arrows. Neck not original. Hebbert (to TGM, 2/05): Table appears to be 3-piece; probably built by a journeyman from parts prepared in Norman workshop; date perhaps 1693-96, based on design of table ornament (= Type IV, but unfinished); back center Type I, above and below not in Hebbert’s typology but cf. Yale 4665 (diamonds and center-pointing arrowheads).