Josef Pötzl

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

Josef Pötzl

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: Josef Pötzl

Date: 1957

Town: Luby u Chebu

Country: Czech Republic

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

Inventory number: KIL-17, identification no. MKiS XV-C-17

Provenance: acquired after the First International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (1957)

Description: designed by the maker; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; transparent varnish in light orange shades

Inscriptions: printed label reading JOSEF PÖTZL / mistr houslař / LUBY U CHEBU / (1957) [handwritten signature in the middle]

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: third prize at the 1957 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Harry Müller, KIL-16)

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

KIL-17, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in D major, TWV 40:23, Largo, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz



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