- "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.