DHV:
49
Tourin ID:
BASEL 7

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Hamburg

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1704 C

Label Text:

[None]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

CH

Basel

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Historisches Museum

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

1872.65

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Julius Gottfried Mende-Sandreuter (antique dealer), Basel, -1872

Measurements:

Body Length:

68.0

String Length:

67.2

Rib Depth:

12.7

Upper Width:

30.0

Middle Width:

21.4

Bottom Width:

37.1

Information

Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 354-56; Hellwig 1980, pp. 312-3; PT visits 6/77 & 10/78

Literature:

Kirnbauer 2014; Hellwig 2011, pp. 354-56; Klaus 1997, p. 50; Hellwig 1980, pp. 312-3; Nef 1906, p. 44

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front, front 7/8, neck 3/4 [color]); Kirnbauer 2014, cover and pp. 7-9, 12-13, 21-23, 28 (F+B 3/4, S, PB+head 3/4, head FB+S, pegbox B, neck heel carving, FB+TB, repair signature [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 354-55 (FB+S, head 3/4+B, FB+TP [color]); Klaus 1997, p. 38 (front); König 1985, p. 83 (front); Hellwig 1980, pp. 312-3 (front, head F+B); Nef 1906, pl. VII (front);

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 146; Hellwig 1980, no. 128. 2-piece table and back (arched, badly warped), both with ivory edging and painted double “purfling”. Pegbox with open-carved back and ivory edging. Inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece (ivory on tortoiseshell veneer with ivory frame). Date c. 1708 [but see below]. “Reparé par / Simoutre Luthier / à Bâle” [stamped on soundpost plate]. Dimensions 68.4, 29.7/21.7/37.2, 12.7, 67.2. Klaus 1997: 2-piece table and back; dimensions as above. Hellwig 2011 adds: bass bar possibly original, snakewood hook bar perhaps also; pegs not original. Dimensions 68.5, 30.3/22.0/37.4, 12.7. 67.5; back widths 29.7/21.8/37.2. Nicolas Eugène Simoutre active in Basel 1858/59–1889/90. Fingerboard is reverse-color counterpart of TieWV 147. G. Hellwig suggested c. 1708, but similarity of marquetry to angélique TieWV 139, dated 1704, suggests several years earlier. Kirnbauer 2014: also repaired by Hermann Seyffahrt for use in concerts in 1902, played by Emil Braun; but no longer playable. Tourin dimensions 68.5, 30.3/22.0/37.4, 12.7, 67.5.