DHV:
953
Tourin ID:

1694

Bass

Thomas

Collingwood

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB, Manchester

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Royal Northern College of Music

Head:

Open scroll

Catalog Number:

V2

Label Text:

“Thomas Collingwood, London [...?] Bridge, fecit 1694”; [overlaid with another reading] “...Street in the Strand, 16..” [printed]

Measurements:

Body Length:

68

String Length:

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

31.7

22

39

Previous Owner:

Josiah T. Chapman, Manchester, -1907; James G. Chapman, Manchester, -1942

Information Source:

Waterhouse 2010, p. 148; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

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Comments:

MacCracken 2016, pp. 193-94; Waterhouse 2010, p. 148; Waterhouse 1998; Bevan 1990, pp. 89-90

Waterhouse 2010, p. 148 (front 3/4 [color]); [by TGM: back 7/8 from below, neck and head 3/4 (color)]

Dimensions in Waterhouse 1998/2010 are of back: flat, 2-piece, with geometric inlaid designs [TGM: diamond patterns at bottom, in middle, and below fold, matching STOCK 24], crackeled varnish and a bad crack; table 2-piece, with joint under treble bridge foot [? more likely 3-piece], fleur de lis decoration; both with double purfling. Fingerboard and tailpiece boxwood and ebony, inlaid with birds and foliage. Fingerboard cut down for cello, then re-enlarged; neck and pegs not original, bridge by Hills. (Not currently strung up.) NB rib height probably includes thickness of table and back.