DHV:
843
Tourin ID:
TIELK 078

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Hamburg

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1696

Label Text:

JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ An. 1696 [large format, printed except 96]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

GB

Edinburgh

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Royal Scottish Museum (on loan to University of Edinburgh)

Sound Holes:

C*

Catalog Number:

3356 [RSM 1908-260]

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Glen Collection, Edinburgh -1908; in 1885, John Glen

Measurements:

Body Length:

64.3

String Length:

65.0

Rib Depth:

12.3

Upper Width:

29.5

Middle Width:

22.0

Bottom Width:

35.5

Information

Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 313-15; Myers 1995, p. 38; Hellwig 1980

Literature:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 313-15; Topham 2003, p. 144; Myers 1995, p. 38; Hellwig 1980, pp. 245-6; Watt & Langwill 1958, p. 9

Photographs:

On museum’s website (front [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 77 (head B+S), 314-15 (F, FB+TP, hookbar [color]);Hellwig 1980, p. 245 (front)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 088; Hellwig 1980, no. 078. 2-piece table with sickle-shaped soundholes and double purfling; 2-piece back (arched) with a replacement piece in lower right side. Inlaid fingerboard and tailpiece (ivory on tortoiseshell veneer with ivory frame); latter has second set of 4 holes, indicating use as a cello without alteration of neck or fingerboard. Pegs not original. Dimensions 64.0, 29.5/22.0/35.5, 13.0, -. Myers 1995: dimensions (taken on back): 64.4, 29.2/22.0/35.5, 12.3, 64.0; 4-piece table, arched back, no trace of soundpost plate (soundpost now missing). Exhibited at Royal Albert Hall, London, 1885: see catalogue by A.J. Hipkins. Topham 2003: youngest growth ring is 1677 on bass side, 1682 on treble, probably not from same tree. Hellwig 2011 adds: bassbar probably original; no purfling on back. Back widths 29.1/22.0/35.5. “Ein kaum verändertes Gebrauchsinstrument.” Former Royal Scottish Museum is now National Museums of Scotland.