Barbara Świrek

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

Barbara Świrek

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: Barbara Świrek

Date: 1997

Town: Katowice

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-223

Provenance: bought on 19 Dec. 1997

Description: two-piece spruce belly, one-piece back of flame maple; varnish in brown shades with a light red tinge

Inscriptions: calligraphic label in a double frame reading Barbara Świrek / Katowice, 1997

Measurements: body length 356 mm, upper bout 170 mm, lower bout – 206 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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



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