DHV:
595
Tourin ID:
METRO 06

1690

Bass

Joachim

Tielke

# of Strings:

(4)

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA, New York, NY

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Head:

Lion

Catalog Number:

89.4.956

Label Text:

JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ Ao. 1690 [large format, printed]

Measurements:

String Length:

Total Length:

Body Length:

65

Upper Width:

28.9

Rib Depth:

12

Middle Width:

22.2

Bottom Width:

36.3

Previous Owner:

Mrs. J. Crosby Brown

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 287-88; Hellwig 1980, p. 212; Monical 1979, p.13

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Comments:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 287-88; Museum’s website; Monical 1989a, p. 17; Hellwig 1980, p. 212; Pollens 1980, p. 22; Monical 1979, p.13; Brown 1902, p.66

On museum’s website (F+B, head front and side [color]); Hellwig 2011, pp. 287 (treble soundhole [color]); Monical 1989a, p. 17 (F+S); Pollens 1980, p. 22 (front); Monical 1979, p. 12 (F+S)

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 060; Hellwig 1980, no. 055. 2-piece table with ivory edging (partly missing), double purfling, and rosette (not original); 1-piece back (flat with fold) and ribs of bird’s-eye maple. Head, neck, fingerboard and tailpiece not original; dimensions 64.5, 28.2/20.5/35.2, 12.4, -. Pollens 1980, Monical 1979: Tielke School, Germany, 1Q18C (1989 ed.: c. 1720) ; converted to 3/4-size cello in 19th C.; restored in 1938; dimensions 64.7, 29.1/22.3/36.2, 11.9, 60.3. Muesum website: School of Tielke, ca. 1720; string length 61.0 (other measurements identical to above). Hellwig 2011 adds: 3-piece table with unusually high arching; back has small wings about 3 cm wide in lower bouts; dendrochoronolgy (P. Klein, 1987) gives date of 1675 for youngest growth ring on (treble side of) table. Back widths 29.9/20.6/35.3. Label appears to have been washed and reglued in place; neck, pegbox, and lion’s head probably late 19C Vogtland work.