Mittenwald school

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

Mittenwald school

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: unknown

Date: 18th/19th c.

Town: Mittenwald [?]

Country: Germany [?]

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

Inventory number: KIL-138

Provenance: bought on 8 Dec.1987 from Przemysław Mańkowski [Malikowski?] from Poznań, who inherited it from his grandfather

Description: two-piece spruce belly, one-piece sycamore back; varnish in brown shades

Inscriptions: corrector’s printed label with an imitation screw head in every corner and the obverse and reverse of a medal from the 1895 industrial exhibition in Poznań: F. NIEWCZYK / FABRYKA INSTRUMENÓW / POZNAŃ. / (Rep. 23. 7. 1904)

Measurements: body length 360 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 113 mm, lower bout 200 mm, total length 605 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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