Anton Bachmann

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

Anton Bachmann

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: Antonius Bachmann

Date: 1791

Town: Berlin

Country: Germany

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

Inventory number: KIL-226, identification no. 226

Provenance: bought on 19 Nov. 1998 from Tadeusz Mazurek from Gniezno

Description: maker’s own model; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece flame maple back; varnish in brown shades on a golden primer

Inscriptions: printed label in a frame embellished with a floral ornament, reading: Antonius Bachmann. / Königl:Preuß:Hofinstrumentenmacher / in Berlin. 17(91)

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 167 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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