Feliks Konstanty Pruszak

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

Feliks Konstanty Pruszak

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: Feliks Konstanty Pruszak

Date: 1916

Town: Warsaw

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-10, identification no. XV-c-10

Provenance: bought on 26 Nov. 1957 from Ryszard Dzięgielewski from Warsaw

Description: constructed after A. Stradivari’s model; two-piece spruce belly with even graining, two-piece sycamore back; oil varnish in dark orange shades; for solo and ensemble performance, powerful, sonorous sound; maintained by J. Karoń (1962), E. Gosiewski (1967)

Inscriptions: printed label reading: Feliks Konstanty Pruszak / (199) Warszawa 19(16); label on the side: Korygował A. Karolkowski Warszawa 1956 r.

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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