DHV:
1261
Tourin ID:

16..

Bass

School of

Tielke

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

J, Tokyo

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Private collection

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

[None]

Measurements:

String Length:

67.8

Total Length:

Body Length:

68

Upper Width:

31.3

Rib Depth:

16.2

Middle Width:

21.4

Bottom Width:

39.2

Previous Owner:

Information Source:

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

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

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

Sotheby’s 11/16/00, lot 292 (color); [unpublished, from owner: FB+S, head 3/4 F+B, rosette (color)]

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 sets 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 height of 16.2 probably includes thickness of table and back.)