DHV:
860
Tourin ID:
TIELK133

1717

Bass

Joachim

Tielke

# of Strings:

7

Place Made:

D, Hamburg

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Frankfurt am Main

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Museum für Kunsthandwerk

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

1a

Label Text:

JOACHIM TIELKE // in Hamburg/ An. 1717 [large format, printed except 17-7, altered from printed 16-- by changing 1 to 6]

Measurements:

Body Length:

67.5

String Length:

Rib Depth:

11.3

Upper Width:

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

31

22.6

37.9

Previous Owner:

Guido von Oppenheim, Frankfurt am Main, -1877

Information Source:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 363-66; Hellwig 1980, pp. 317-9

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Comments:

Hellwig 2011, pp. 363-66; Hellwig 1980, pp. 317-9

Hellwig 2011, pp. 86 (head F+S), 364-65 (front, head 3/4, B+S, tailpiece [color]); Hellwig 1980, pp. 71 (head front), 318-9 (fingerboard + tailpiece)

Hellwig 2011, TieWV 160; Hellwig 1980, no. 133. 2-piece table with maple edging (originally probably ivory) and double purfling; 2-piece back (arched). Head of birch from Tielke’s workshop, slightly larger than his own; pegbox somewhat crudely executed; 7th peg not original; neck has been narrowed [for use as a cello], later widened for 7 strings; inlaid fingerboard (tortoiseshell on ivory veneer), now missing three plaques; tailpiece similar but retains two plaques in mother of pearl, stylistically datable to after 1740s. Inscription under bottom end of fingerboard: Repariert. von. / G.P. ALTHENN. IN. / Fr.:FURTH.AM.MAIN / 1756. Dimensions -, 31.0/22.5/37.8, 11.5, -. Hellwig 2011 adds: no purfling on back; 2 rows of holes in tailpiece (for 6, then 7 strings); woman’s head in late style (2nd example, after TieWV 152 = 1707). Back widths 30.2/22.4/37.3. GH’s dating based on belief that 3-cornered hat worn by figures in tailpiece medallions first seen in 1740s, but in fact it was already known during active period of Tielke’s shop.