IOACHIM TIELKE // IN HAMBURG Anno 1673 [handwritten]
No. of Strings:
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Sigmund Ratzersdorf, Vienna, -1911
Hellwig 2011, pp. 262-65; PT visit 9/78
Hellwig 2011, pp. 262-65; Hellwig 1980, pp. 142-3
On museum’s website (front [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 48 (label), 262-63 (F+S, head 3/4, B+S [all color]; Pilipczuk 2008, p. 139 (label); Hellwig 1980, pp. 75 (head front 3/4), 81 (fingerboard), 119 (label), 143 (front, rosette)
Hellwig 2011, TieWV 010; Hellwig 1980, no. 010. 2-piece table with ebony/ivory edging, double purfling, and rosette; back flat with fold. Head is painted in colors, carved back of pegbox formerly gilded. Inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece (ivory on ebony veneer with ebony/ivory edging). Dimensions 68.5, 31.7/22.9/38.0. 12.2, - (widths probably taken on back). Hellwig 2011 adds: 5-piece table (NB); soundholes outlined with yellow glaze framed with black line; ribs perhaps birch; 2-piece back with no purfling; head, pegbox, and neck perhaps birch; design for carving on back of pegbox is unique among Tielke viols. Peg for top string is closest to nut; extra hole added even closer to nut. Back widths 31.5/22.7/37.7. Barring of back, use of birch, pegbox decoration, and style of carved head all notably similar to work of Karpp; an open question how much of this viol was actually made in Tielke’s shop. Tourin: neck is either modified or not original: much cruder work (and in less good condition) than same museum’s 7-string Tielke.