Honorata Stalmierska

photo: Agata Mierzejewska © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Honorata Stalmierska

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: Honorata Stalmierska

Date: 1986

Town: Poznań

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-121, identification no. 121

Provenance: made under the Polish Ministry of Culture's grant; acquired on 15 Dec. 1986

Description: model and style similar to Guarneri del Gesu's instruments; spruce belly, two-piece flame maple back; varnish in yellow-light brown shades; for ensemble performance; from April to June 1988 the violin was exhibited at the Glinka State Museum of Musical Culture in Moscow

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading: STALMIERSKA HONORATA / POZNAŃ 1986 / op.15 / „BARBABIETOLA”

Measurements: body length 361 mm, upper bout 172 mm, middle bout 112.5 mm, lower bout 207 mm, total length 604 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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