António Capela

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

António Capela

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: António Capela

Date: 1970

Town: Anta

Country: Portugal

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

Inventory number: KIL-84, identification no. MKiS XV-C-84

Provenance: made for the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; acquired on 14 May 1972

Description: classic model similar to A. Stradivari’s instruments; high quality tonewood; two-piece bearclaw spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; rosewood pegs, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece; thinly applied varnish in orange shades; for high level performance; Capela also received Third Prize for another instrument at the same competition, while his father Domingos F. Capela won First and Second Prizes

Inscriptions: handwritten calligraphic label in ornamental frame reading: Antonio Capela Antense / Espinho Portugal / Faciebat Anno 1970 (Antonio Capela)

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 110 mm, lower bout 209 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: IV Prize at the IV International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Kurt Gütter, KIL-83); III Prize for another violin (KIL-82) at the same Competition

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

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