Domingos Ferreira Capela

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

Domingos Ferreira Capela

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: Domingos Ferreira Capela

Date: 1971

Town: Anta Espinho

Country: Portugal

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

Inventory number: KIL-80, identification no. MKiS XVc-80

Provenance: made for the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; obtained on 14 May 1972

Description: classic model similar to A. Stradivari’s instruments; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece sycamore back with rather straight, dense graining; varnish in orange shades, thinly applied; rosewood tuning pegs; for high level art performance

Inscriptions: printed label reading: Domingos F. Capela / ANTA-ESPINHO-PORTUGAL / ANO 19(71) / [in a double circle, a church silhouette and the monogram DFC]; below, the stamp CAPELA PORTUGAL.

Measurements: body length 356 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 111 mm, lower bout 206 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: First Prize at the 1972 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (also won Second Prize for another violin, KIL-81)

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

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