Instrument

  • ID: 13280
  • Type: double bass
  • Maker: Joseph Panormo
  • Year built: 1820c
  • City: London
  • Name:
 
Label: none
Back: Two-piece

Iconography Index

"Family Values", Thomas Martin & Martin Lawrence, The Strad, January, 1999, 1999: Color photos (front, back & side).


Notes

"A fine four-string Bass by Joseph PANORMO, circa 1820, unlabelled. With the following provenance and letter: Made by Joseph PANORMO for a MR. CASTEL a noted player, purchased by a MR. WILKES SENIOR (Queens Hall, London), inherited by MR. J. WILKES JUNIOR and purchased with written guarantee from Mr. Wilkes Aug- 20, 1930. The instrument of violin outline and form, the back of two pieces showing horizontal narrow curl, the ribs of similar curl, the scroll of medium curl with brass plates, cogs and turners, the table of broad grain, the oil varnish of a rich red-brown colour. Double purfled."
Phillip's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 31, 1983, London, Phillip's, London, 1983.
"The instrument illustrated was made c.1820 for the double bass player Castel, who is recorded as being a member of the Philharmonic Society Orchestra in the 1840s."
"Family Values", Thomas Martin & Martin Lawrence, The Strad, January, 1999, 1999.

Auctions

Auction Date Note Estimate Hammer Price
Phillip's, London  Mar-31-1983      For members only 

Including buyer's premium
Current record for maker and instrument type
Record at time of sale for maker and instrument type

References

Phillip's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 31, 1983, London, Phillip's, London, 1983.

"Family Values", Thomas Martin & Martin Lawrence, The Strad, January, 1999, 1999.