a very old guitar Joachim Tielke 1698
Lot 11Y
A Guitar by Joachim Tielke, Hamburg 1698
(1)
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 40,349) inc. premium

Lot Details
a very old guitar Joachim Tielke 1698
A Guitar by Joachim Tielke, Hamburg 1698
Labelled Joachim Tielke in Hamburg, An 1698 length 900mm: 423mm (35 7/16in) the concave back with internal canvas lining, of rosewood staves with full length ivory strips inset, the shaped ribs of rosewood, the table of fine pine below lightly craquelled varnish within five strand purfling and an outer hardwood collar atop the ribs, the soundhole with ebony and ivory inlay decoration, six pin bridge with foliate decoration, the fingerboard with eleven silver frets (two missing) the angled flat head with inlay decoration back and front, restorations. (1)

Footnotes

  • The above guitar is illustrated and fully discussed in Joachim Tielke, Kunstvolle Musikinstrumente des Barock by F.& B. Hellwig; Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin Munchen 2011 p 175; TieWV 100 (GH88)-Gitarre 1698.
    See a similar example of the same date in the Copenhagen Musikhistorisk Museum, INV.-Nr.CL170.
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