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 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: unknown
Date: 18th c.
Country: Italy [?]
Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage's Collection of Violins
Inventory number: KIL-55, identification no. XVc-55
Provenance: bought in Dec. 1967 from Franciszek Fuchs from Warsaw, who claimed it "belonged to my family since the mid-19th c. It was bought abroad by my great-grandfather ca. 1840 for 1000 French francs in gold. Most recently it was played by my uncle, a great amateur violinist."
Description: classic instrument; highest quality tonewood; spruce belly with very small graining, two-piece back from flame maple with a dense pattern; varnish in red-brown shades; a very noble sound of moderate power; for solo and ensemble performance; maintained by Piotr Kubas and E. Gosiewski (1971)
Inscriptions: ake printed label reading: Petrus Guarnerius Filius / Joseph Cremonensis fecit Anno 17(30) / Venetijs
Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 165.5 mm, waist 108.5 mm, lower bout 204 mm
Materials: spruce, sycamore
Catalog card: based on the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ documentation