DHV:
219
Tourin ID:
CALD 19

Size:

Treble ?

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Maker:

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1686

IOACHIM TIELKE / in Hamburg, An. 1686 [small format, printed except 86]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

No. of Strings:

6

Catalog Number:

Head:

Dragon

Previous Owner:

Rembert Wurlitzer, New York, -1974

Measurements:

Body Length:

39.4

String Length:

38.1

Rib Depth:

6.4

Upper Width:

19

Middle Width:

14.1

Bottom Width:

24.1

Information Source:

TGM visit 7/92

Literature:

Photographs:

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 240-41; Hellwig 1980, p. 186

Caldwell 2012, pp. 74- (FB+S, head FB+S and 3/4 [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 88 (head 3/4 and side [color]), 240 (front body only, head side [color]); [by TGM: 7/92 FB+S, head FB+S; 5/09 FB+S, label (color)]

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 038 (viola d’amore); Hellwig 1980, no. 037 (“viola d’amore (?)”]). Köpp 2003: less certainly a viola d’amore than the 4 smaller examples by Tielke. Restored by Michael Heale. Hellwig 1980: 3-piece table with double purfling (very close to edges); 2-piece back (flat with fold; formerly, but probably not originally, also folded in lower bout) of bird’s-eye maple with no purfling; outline has been altered (cut down); ribs also of birds-eye maple. Neck and pegbox not original; dimensions 38.6, 18.2/13.3/22.0,-,- (evidently obtained before restoration); Hellwig 2011 adds: thick red-brown overcoating of varnish; dragon head largely identical to those on violin TieWV 46 and baryton TieWV 40; dimensions 39.4, 18.9/14.1/24.1, 6.5, - (back widths 18.3/13.4/23.1) Originally a 5-string viola d’amore, despite unusally deep ribs. (After visit by F. Hellwig in 2008, C. Meints agrees it may have been a viola d’amore, noting that sound has always been strident and un-viol-like; but it definitely had 6 strings when purchased from Wurlitzer.)