DHV:
212
Tourin ID:
CALD 12

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Maker:

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1685 C

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Female

Previous Owner:

Mrs. E. Brooks Keffer, Philadelphia, -1967; her father-in-law, Dr. Edward Iungerich Keffer, an amateur violinist, purchased it at auction in Philadelphia; she said it came from London in 1850.

Measurements:

Body Length:

67

String Length:

67.6

Rib Depth:

11.9

Upper Width:

30.9

Middle Width:

22.1

Bottom Width:

38.1

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 279; TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Caldwell 2012a, p. 61; Hellwig 2011, pp. 279; Hellwig 1980, p. 159; Caldwell 1974, pp. 88-9

Caldwell 2012a, p. 61 (F+B, body only [color]); Caldwell 2012, pp. 2 (carved back decorations), 38-43 (FB+S, head FB+S, inlaid tailpiece [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 279 (back body only [color]); Hellwig 1980, p. 159 (back ornament); Meints/Caldwell 1977 (Vox SVBX 5142), p. 3 (F+B); Caldwell 1974, pp. 88-9 (FB+S)

Meints 1982 (CPE Bach); Meints 1982a (Telemann); Wenzinger 1981 (Berlin Court); Meints 1981 (Handel/Telemann); Meints 1980 (Bach BWV 1027); Meints 1973 (Marais)

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 035; Hellwig 1980, no. 019. Hellwig 1980: Date c. 1680, based on shape and placement of soundholes. 2-piece table, inlays not original, outline and arching altered; 2-piece back (arched) with glued-on carved ornaments at top, middle, and bottom. Dimensions: 67.0, 30.9/25.1/38.1, 12.0, -. TGM: Restored by Lloyd Adams, Boston, 1968 (was a cello when Caldwells purchased); later by Paul Reichlin, Zurich (fingerboard and tailpiece copied from Hellwig no. 128). Pegs, pegbox, and bass bar not original; head old but probably not original, may be poor copy of the original. Dimensions 66.9, 30.9/22.1/38.3, 11.9, 67.6. “Repaired by Chas. F. Albert, 205 S. 9th St. / Violin Maker and Repairer / Philadelphia, Dec. 1909” [printed except Dec. 1909, crossing out printed date 189-]. Hellwig 2011 adds: redated to c. 1685 based on similarity of back ornaments to TieWV 23-24 and 32-33. Table with wide single purfling; bass bar by L. Adams; back with no purfling; FB + TP based on TieWV 144 [recte 146]. Back widths 30.6/21.6/38.0. Tourin/JVdGSA dimensions: 123.4, 67.1, 30.8/21.6/38.4, 12.6, 68.0.