IOACHIM TIELCKE // [in?] Hamburg me fecit 1669 [handwritten]
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Musée des instruments de musique
V & J Mahillon, Brussels
Hellwig 2011, pp. 257-59; PT visits 6/77 & 9/78 (?)
Hellwig 2011, pp. 257-59; Muthesius 2006, p. 44; Hellwig 1980, pp. 133-6; Mahillon 1900, 3:52
On museum’s website (front, S+B 3/4, head F+S, 3/4, bass soundhole, bottom rib, top of fingerboard [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 48 (label), 84 (head side), 256-59 (F+S. head 3/4 and back [color]); (Hellwig 1980, pp. 72 (head front 3/4), 91 (head), 119 (label), 134-6 (front 3/4, head front 3/4, back 3/4, fingerboard, bass soundhole)
Hellwig 2011, TieWV 001; Hellwig 1980, no. 001. 3-piece table with double purfling; 2-piece back (flat with fold) and ribs of bird’s-eye maple. Back of pegbox carved to show 7 different kinds of instruments (violin, lute, pandora, theorbo, tromba marina, viol, and guitar); sides also carved. Inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece (geometric patterns in ebony/ivory); striped hookbar; pegs probably original. Significant worm damage to back and ribs. Dimensions 70.8, 32.3/22.8/40.0, 13.0, -. Muthesius 2006: table is bent, not carved. Hellwig 2011 adds: no purfling on back; original hookbar (ebony/ivory/ebony); neck (probably original), pegbox, and head of birch; peg for top string is closest to nut; carving on back of pegbox by same carver as TieWV 2; carving on neck heel in different style from later examples. Back widths 32.2/22.9/40.0. Earliest known Tielke viol: not as fancy as later viols, but clearly not the work of a novice.