DHV:
994
Tourin ID:

1656

Treble

William

Turner

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

GB, London

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Vázquez, José

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

2

Label Text:

William Turner att ye hand & / Crowne in gravell Laine near / Aldgaitt London 1656

Measurements:

Body Length:

40.8

String Length:

44.4

Rib Depth:

6.1

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

19.5

14.4

23.2

Previous Owner:

Tony Bingham, London, 1989-91; W.E. Hill & Sons, London

Information Source:

Vázquez 1993, p. 9; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 80; Sotheby’s 11/22-25/89, lot 171

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Auctions:

Comments:

Fleming 2001: VME 10; Vázquez 1993, p. 9; Montagu 1992, p. 472; Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 80; Montagu 1990, p. 277; Sotheby’s 11/22-25/89, lot 171

Fleming 2001: VME F10 (front, body only), L29 (rosette), L36-37 (front) [all color]; Vázquez 1993, pl. 3-4 ((F+B, body only, rosette [color]); Sotheby’s 12/4/91, lot 80 (front); Sotheby’s 11/22-25/89, lot 171 (front)

Sotheby’s 1991/12/04, lot 80; Sotheby’s 1989/11/22-25, lot 171

Montagu 1990: “a William Turner treble viol, catalogued as 1646 but with a label which clearly said 1656, and which had been turned into a viola, then restrung with six strings and generally messed around.” (Sold in 1991 for £7,150.) Heart-shaped parchment rosette. Diamond designs on back: below fold, middle, and bottom. Neck and head modern. Fleming 2001: 2-piece table; dimensions 40.3, 19.7/14.6/24.0, 6.4, - (Vázquez’s taken on back?). (Single purfling front and back, not original.)