DHV:
1549
Tourin ID:

1697

Bass

Joachim

Tielke

# of Strings:

(4)

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

A, Vienna

Sound Holes:

C*

Collection:

Vázquez, José

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ an. 1697 [large format, printed except 97]

Measurements:

Body Length:

64

String Length:

68

Rib Depth:

11.9

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

28.7

21.6

35.4

Previous Owner:

Heirs of Pan Arnborg, Oslo (sold 2007 through Sotheby’s Norway); acquired by Vázquez in 2008

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 325-26; Vázquez website

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Photographs:

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Comments:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 325-26; Vázquez website

Hellwig 2011, pp. 325-26 front body only, head FB+S (strung as a cello) [color]); Vázquez website (F+B body only, treble soundhole, head FB+S, label [color]) & exhibition 2010 (front [color])

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 099; not in Hellwig 1980. 2-piece table with crescent-shaped soundholes, ivory edging, and wide single purfling; bass bar probably not original. 2-piece back (arched); neck grafted; pegbox with open-carved back; peg for top string is closest to nut. Back widths 27.7/21.6/34.8. Vázquez website: Carved ornament removed from back. Photos show cello setup using middle 4 of 6 holes in pegbox.“In an extraordinarily pure state of preservation” despite having been (carefully) transforned into a cello, including “an immaculate, complete layer of its original varnish, showing the typical craquelé structure”; bass bar may not be original. Dendrochronology gives date of 1688 for youngest growth ring on table. Very similar to viol shown in a fresco in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche near Salzburg (by J. M. Rottmayr, 1700; photo on website). Dimensions 64.0, 28.7/21.6/35.4, 11.9, 68.0.