Mieczysław Nowobilski

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

Mieczysław Nowobilski

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: Mieczysław Nowobilski

Date: 1996

Town: Nowa Biała

Country: Polska

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

Inventory number: KIL-208, identification no. MKiS 208

Provenance: made for the 1996 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań, obtained on 25 June 1996

Description: two-piece hazel spruce belly, two-piece flame maple back; varnish in light brown shades with an orange hue on a yellow primer

Inscriptions: handwritten label in ballpoint pen reading: M. Nowobilski / - 1996 - / Nowa Biała

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 169 mm, lower bout 207 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fourth Prize, bronze medal (equal with Gao Tong Tong of China), and third place in sound quality category at the 1996 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

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



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