DHV:
214
Tourin ID:
CALD 14

1691

Bass

Joachim

Tielke

# of Strings:

6?

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, Oberlin, OH

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Caldwell, Catharina Meints

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

Label Text:

JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ An. 1691 [large format, printed except 91]

Measurements:

String Length:

67.7

Total Length:

Body Length:

65.8

Upper Width:

30.8

Rib Depth:

11.3

Middle Width:

23

Bottom Width:

38.4

Previous Owner:

Harry Oster, Iowa City. IA, -1976; ??, St. Louis, MO

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 288; Muthesius 2005, pp. 178-79; TGM visits 7/92 and 5/09

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Comments:

Hellwig 2011, p. 288; Muthesius 2005, pp. 178-79; Hellwig 1980, p. 214

Caldwell 2012, pp. 46-51 (FB+S, head FB+S, carved neck heel, original neck, label [color]; top off, underside of table, top block]; Hellwig 2011, pp. 288-89 (top off, body only [B+W], B+S, body only [color])); Muthesius 2005, p. 179 (outside face of top block [no neck] and shoulders); [by TGM: 7/92 back, body with table removed, underside of table, label, top block, inside corner; 5/09 FB+S (color)]

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 063; Hellwig 1980, no. 058. 2-piece table with double purfling and original bass bar; back (arched and bent) with 7 strips of palisander and 6 of maple, ribs with 4 and 3; dimensions 64.0, 31.0/33.0 [sic]/36.5, 12.4, -. When seen 7/92 was badly in need of repair and had been disassembled for some time (previous owner had begun some restoration work); approximate dimensions then 64.0, 31.0/23.2/38.2, 11.5, -. Neck was narrow and cello-style; maybe original but shortened; only a fragment of bass side of pegbox present. Bass bar, said then to be one of 2 surviving by Tielke (but now see Hellwig 2011), is 49.0 long, 1.2 max. height, 0.9 max. width; grain runs across length. Muthesius 2005: restored by Ingo Muthesius in 2001; top block badly damaged but kept (neck attached by tapered dowel inserted diagonally); non-original bottom block replaced; damaged uppermost 24 cm of table also replaced. Hellwig 2011 adds: 3-piece table; dark stripes microscopically identified as Dalbergia nigra (Rio-palisander); head, pegbox, and neck by Ingo Muthesius, 2001; fragment of original neck foot and pegbox now preserved separately. Dimensions 66, 30.8/22.9/38.2, 11.4 (back widths 30.0/22.7/37.9).