Victoria & Albert Museum
No. of Strings:
Hellwig 2011, pp. 350-52; PT visit 6/77
Hellwig 2011, pp. 350-51; Hellwig 1980, pp. 306-7; Baines 1968, p. 6; Engel 1874, p. 262
On museum’s website (F+B 7/8, also formerly head from 2 angles); Hellwig 2011, pp. 350-52 (FB+S, fingerboard, neck heel [color]); Hellwig 1980, p. 307 (front 7/8); Baines 1968, fig. 6 (F+B 3/4); V&A 1968, fig. 37 (front 7/8)
Hellwig 2011, TieWV 144; Hellwig 1980, no. 121: 2-piece table with ivory edging and badly sunken arching; 2-piece back (arched) with ivory edging and painted double “purfling”, badly warped. Pegbox with open-carved back, inlaid fingerboard (ivory on tortoiseshell veneer with ivory frame); tailpiece [decoratively compatible but] not original, probably by Barak Norman (cf. Hebbert 2001, X:13). Dimensions 67.8, 30.0/22.5/35.5, 13.0, 67.5. Baines 1968: German, early 18th-C (but cites Hellwig’s attribution to Tielke). Painted double purfling plus ivory edging; carved neck heel. Fingerboard with floral marquetry in ivory and tortoiseshell; tailpiece with bird and butterfly in ebony and boxwood. Back badly warped. Pegs not original. On display 10/01: plain, flat back; no fold, but ribs get gradually shallower towards neck. Hellwig 2011 adds: double “purfling” on table also painted. Back widths 30.2/22.0/37.0. Dating by G. Hellwig; all details point to the later years of the Tielke shop. Fingerboard is reverse-color counterpart of TieWV 145.