DHV:
988
Tourin ID:

1600 C

Bass

John

Rose

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Festoon

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

Flame

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Head:

Male (Ulysses?)

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

String Length:

70.5

Total Length:

Body Length:

68.2

Upper Width:

32.5

Rib Depth:

11.6

Middle Width:

25.3

Bottom Width:

38.7

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, -1985; W.E. Hill & Sons, 1958 (per Danks)

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Caldwell 2012a, p. 63; Fleming 2001: VME 29

Fleming & Bryan 2016, pl. 6 (head FB+S [color], p. 89 (purfling details); Caldwell 2012a, p. 63 (F+B [color]); Caldwell 2012, pp. 18-23 (FB+S, head FB+S, bass soundhole, details of back decoration [color]); Fleming 2001: VME F29 (front, body only), L24 (head FB+S), L41-42 (front) [all color]; Caldwell 1974, pp. 72-3 (head only, before it was put on this viol); Danks 1958, p. 73 (F+B); [by TGM: FB+S]

Slowik 1989 (Lawes: Oberlin Consort)

7-piece table, 2-piece back, both with double purfling (single around soundholes). Body shape similar to Ashmolean’s festooned bass also attributed to Rose. Heavily ornamented, including ribs. Caldwells acquired present head separately, earlier, from Mrs. E. Brooks Keffer (Philadelphia), at same time as undated Tielke bass. Neck, fingerboard & tailpiece by Mark Norfleet. Bridge 10.45 high, neck sharply angled back, penetrating tone. Neck inset into table. Fleming 2001: 7-piece table?; double purfling front and back; dimensions 68.3, 32.3/25.1/38.7, 11.5, -. Much damage.