DHV:
1097
Tourin ID:

Size:

Tenor ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

Maker:

Date:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J

Tokyo

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Private Collection

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

Head:

Male

Private Owner:

Yes

Previous Owner:

Toshinari Ohashi, Japan

Measurements:

Body Length:

59.0

String Length:

58.5

Rib Depth:

15.0

Upper Width:

29.8

Middle Width:

26.0

Bottom Width:

40.3

Information Source:

Owner to TGM, 6/04 and 1/05; Sotheby’s 11/13/87, lot 325

Literature:

Sotheby’s 11/13/87, lot 325

Photographs:

Sotheby’s 11/13/87, lot 325 [unpublished, from owner: FB+S (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Sotheby’s 1987/11/13, lot 325

Odd body shape, with lower bouts very much wider than upper and steeply sloping shoulders. Restored by Torajirou Sakamoto for H. Nakahara. According to owner, “has a crescent hole for hanging gamba from neck.” Sotheby’s photo showed with 5 strings (2 pegs treble, 3 bass side) but now has 6, replacing former “widely flared pegbox surmounted by a ghoulish carving of a man’s head” (new head carved by Mrs. T. Ohashi); fingerboard and tailpiece also changed. Sotheby’s: small bass, 18th C., possibly Bohemian or Tyrolese; 1-piece back, body slightly indented at bottom block; exaggeratedly angular f-holes; body length 58.0, string length 58.5. (Nakahara’s rib height probably includes thickness of table and back.)