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Detail 

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Hamburg

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1690

Label Text:

IOACHIM TIELKE / in Hamburg, An. 1690 [small format, printed except 90]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt (formerly St.-Annen Museum)

Sound Holes:

C*

Catalog Number:

3587a

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Estate of organ builder Theodor Vogt and organist/city musician Joachim Christoph Mandischer, Lübeck, -1882

Measurements:

Body Length:

34.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

4.0

Upper Width:

15.5

Middle Width:

11.2

Bottom Width:

19.2

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 243-44; Hellwig 1980, pp. 209-11

Literature:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 243-44; ; Köpp 2003, esp. p. 12; Köpp 2001, p. 530; Köpp 2000, p. 146; Hellwig 1980, pp. 209-11; Karstädt 1959

Photographs:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 243-44 (FB+S, head FB+S, tailpiece [color]); Hellwig 2006, col. 819 (front 7/8); Köpp 2003, p. 10 (F+B 7/8]; Köpp 2001, p. 529 (tailpiece); Köpp 1998, col. 1567 (front 7/8); Hellwig 1980, p. 210 (front 7/8, back 7/8); Karstädt 1959 (front 7/8, back)

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 058 (viola d’amore); Hellwig 1980, no. 053 (“viola d’amore (?)”). Hellwig 1980: table with sickle-shaped soundholes, single purfling, and original bass bar; back and ribs are palisander, the former flat with fold, in 9 pieces separated by ivory strips. Original neck; 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side (ivory); fingerboard veneered with palisander, tailpiece veneered with tortoiseshell and has central cutouts (2 hearts, 1 diamond) and 3 small ivory buttons, bridge end diagonal). Restored by G. Hellwig in 1951; dimensions 33.8, 15.3/10.7/19.4, 4.0, -. Köpp 2000 (p. 146 and n. 25): viola d’amore, with original tailpiece, having 5 metal pins to hold metal strings; likewise Köpp 2001. Hellwig 2011 adds: 2-piece table, 1-piece bottom rib; fingerboard probably not original; tailpiece sides sharply sculpted. Back widths 15.3/10.7/19.4. Very original condition, unusually fine craftsmanship of head and pegbox.