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Viola da Gamba Society of America

Online Database of Historical Viols
Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Hamburg

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1704 C

Label Text:

Body Shape:

(Guitar)

Current Location:

CH

No. of Strings:

6

Collection:

Musée d’art et d’histoire

Sound Holes:

Catalog Number:

IM-17

Head:

Female

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Fritz Ernst, Geneva, -1969

Measurements:

Body Length:

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 352-53; PT visit 10/78

Literature:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 352-53; Hellwig 1980, p. 307

Photographs:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 88 (head back), 352 (fingerboard [color])

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 145; Hellwig 1980, no. 122. Only head, neck, and fingerboard (but not tailpiece) are by Tielke; body is not. Pegbox with open-carved back and ivory edging; inlaid fingerboard (tortoiseshell on ivory veneer), reverse-color counterpart of VIC 9. (Not in museum at time of Tourin’s visit.) Hellwig 2011 adds: body dates from late 19th/early 20th century; arched back