Jan Karoń

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Jan Karoń

Instrument: violin

Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars with a bow

Violin maker: Jan Karoń

Date: 1966

Town: Warsaw

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-56, identification no. MKiS XV-c-56

Provenance: bought on 27 Oct. 1967 from the maker

Description: Stradivari’s model; spruce belly with regular, small graining, flame maple one-piece back; ebony pegs, fingerboard and tail piece, hand-made sycamore chinrest; light orange varnish

Inscriptions: printed calligraphic label in a frame with geometric ornaments reading: Jan Karoń (nepos Laurentu) / Varsaviae Anno 19(66)

Measurements: body length 353 mm, upper bout 165 mm, middle bout 108.5 mm, lower bout 205 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Violinists: Szymon Kawalla

Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation

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