DHV:
1564
Tourin ID:

1826

Bass

Samuel

Gilkes

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Leipzig

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Scroll

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

Samuel Gilkes / fecit London 1826

Measurements:

Body Length:

57

String Length:

63.6

Rib Depth:

9

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

27.8

17.6

34.5

Previous Owner:

Maria Depiereux, Düsseldorf, -2016; Alfred Lessing, Düsseldorf

Information Source:

T. Fritzsch to TGM, 11/14, 12/15; T. Muthesius pvt. comm. 11/10

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Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

[Unpublished, from T. Fritzsch 2/17: front (color) and 9/16: front (color); from previous owner via T. Fritzsch 11/14: FB+S, head FB+S, bottom rib (color); from T. Muthesius 11/10: front body only]

Arched back, tailgut, overhanging edges. Soundholes long, narrow, with smooth single curve (not multiple wiggles), widest in middle, with no eyes top or bottom. Neck, pegbox and scroll original, per T. Fritzsch (to TGM, 6/16). Before restoration 2016, string length was 62.7.