Józef Tusk

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

Józef Tusk

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: Józef Tusk

Date: 1967

Town: Sopot

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-63, identification no. MKiS Dz. XVc-66

Provenance: bought on 28 Nov. 1968

Description: A. Stradivari model; one-piece spruce belly, two-piece back of tiger maple; transparent varnish in chestnut shades; ebony fingerboard, tailpiece and tuning pegs

Inscriptions: printed label reading: Józef Tusk fecit [a heart with a cross above] / Sopot anno 19(67) / (J. Tusk)

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 167 mm, middle bout 116 mm, lower bout 206 mm, total length 600 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore, ebony

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

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