JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ An. 1694 [large format, printed except 94]
No. of Strings:
Hug & Co., Zurich
Hellwig 2011, pp. 302-03; TGM visit 7/05; Hellwig 1980
Hellwig 2011, pp. 302-03 Hellwig 1980, p. 227
On museum’s website (front 3/4 [color]; Hellwig 2011, p. 303; Hellwig 1980, p. 227 (head 3/4); [by TGM: FB+S, head 3/4 back, neck heel]
Hellwig 2011, TieWV 078; Hellwig 1980, no. 067. 2-piece table with double purfling; 2-piece back (arched). Neck, fingerboard, and tailpiece not original. Dimensions 66.0, 30.3/22.4/37.5, 12.3, - (probably taken on back). Repair label: “I.G. Freydeck repar. / Konigsberg 1819” [handwritten]. Restored by Paul Bäntziger, Zurich, in 1965. TGM visit: 2-piece table with double purfling, 2-piece, slightly arched back with no fold and no purfling (but has BWB inlay line along center joint). Neck angled back, unfretted when seen, with clear graft line to carved pegbox. Boxwood pegs have large heads with flush mother-of-pearl dots; all are too short; peg for top string is closest to nut. In good condition except for an open joint between table and lower rib. Dimensions 66.4, 30.9/22.3/37.8, 12.1, 65.7. Hellwig 2011 adds: lowest part of pegbox is replacement, with back decorations not well done; this and new neck by Paul Bänziger [sic], Zurich, 1965; cello conversion probably in 1819 by Freydeck (otherwise unknown). Back widths 30.3/22.0/37.6.