DHV:
853
Tourin ID:
TIELK104

Size:

Bass

Label Text:

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Maker:

Joachim

Tielke

Date:

1702

JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ An.1702 [large format, printed except 702, altered from printed 16--]

Body Shape:

Current Location:

D, Hamburg

Sound Holes:

F

Collection:

Private collection

No. of Strings:

Catalog Number:

Head:

Previous Owner:

Hartwig Groth, Nuremberg, c. 1982- ; Günther Hellwig, Lübeck (in 1980)

Measurements:

Body Length:

80

String Length:

Rib Depth:

Upper Width:

35.5

Middle Width:

26.8

Bottom Width:

44.2

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 347-48; Hellwig 1980, p. 272

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Auctions:

Comments:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 347-48; Hellwig 1980, p. 272

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 130; Hellwig 1980, no. 104. Table not original, has F-holes; 2-piece back; both now with overhanging edges; ribs cut down, body outline altered by rounding shoulders for cello conversion. “An unrepairable torso...of interest only for the labels.” Repair labels: “...von J.H. Cattus 1804. Cassel” [handwritten]; “Reparirt v. A.E.W. Cattus. / Frankfurt a / M 1831”. Hellwig 2011 adds: original state of table impossible to reconstruct; F holes are later alteration; original dimensions are estimated based on the back, using calipers, much bigger than any other known Tielke viol, by amount equivalent to a whole tone or minor third; unclear how it would have been tuned or used musically.