Jerzy Piórko

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

Jerzy Piórko

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: Jerzy Piórko

Date: 1990

Town: Lubin

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-157

Provenance: made for the 1991 H. Wieniawski International Violin Making Competition in Poznań; acquired on 15 May 1991

Description: maker’s individual style drawing on the classic Stradivari model; two-piece spruce belly with rather wide graining, two-piece back from flame maple; initially in golden shades, the varnish was changed to dark brown after a restoration by the maker in 1996

Inscriptions: handwritten label in a double frame, reading: Jerzy Piórko / Lubin / 1990 r.  Nr. 91

Measurements: body length 359 mm, upper bout 169 mm, middle bout 113 mm, lower bout 212 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: First Prize and the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers Prize for the best varnish at the 1991 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

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

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