Barak Norman

(c. 1651 - 1724)
NORMAN, Barak Born 1651, died 1724 London UK. Apprenticed to W. Harding 1668-1675. Active in Bishopsgate, London from 1689. Established in St Paul’s Churchyard from 1692 at the sign of ‘the Bass Viol’. Assisted by Nathaniel Cross from c.1713. The shop was continued after his death by his widow Elizabeth. Established as the leading viol maker of his time, from about 1700 he also began to produce violins, violas, and cellos of comparable quality. In these instruments the ribs are generally set into a slot cut in the inner edge of the back; a method used by violin makers throughout northern Europe in this period. Many of his instruments feature a lavish monogram, ‘BN’ reflected symmetrically r

£ 20,669
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