DHV:
1261
Tourin ID:

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Hamburg

School of

Tielke

Date:

16..

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

Tokyo

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.0

String Length:

67.8

Rib Depth:

16.2

Upper Width:

31.3

Middle Width:

21.4

Bottom Width:

39.2

Information

Source:

Owner to TGM, 1/05; Sotheby’s 11/16/00, lot 292

Literature:

Hellwig 2011, p. 377; Sotheby’s 11/16/00, lot 292

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 11/16/00, lot 292 (F+B, head 3/4 [color]); [unpublished, from owner: FB+S, head 3/4 F+B, rosette (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 2000/11/16, lot 292

Not in Hellwig 1980, nor in TieWV; Hellwig 2011 notes its sale at Sotheby’s, but says “Eigentümer unbekannt”. Restored by Iwao Mishiko after purchase by Nakahara. Sotheby’s photo shows it strung as a cello, but pegbox not cut down (4 pegs plus 2 pairs of empty holes), so presumably original; elaborate carvings on back. Sotheby’s told purchaser “it came from Finland with an old wood case”. Their body length 70.5, string length 61.6 (but photo shows bridge placed high). 2-piece back; rosette; very dark varnish; very long C-holes. (Nakahara’s rib depth of 16.2 probably includes thickness of table and back.)