Simeone Morassi

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

Simeone Morassi

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: Simeone Morassi

Date: 1996

Town: Cremona

Country: Italy

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

Inventory number: KIL-206

Provenance: bough on 6 Aug. 1996

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

Inscriptions: printed label reading Simeone Morassi / figlio ed allievo / di Gio Batta / fece in Cremona 19(96) / (Simeone Morassi)  [Simeone Morassi / son and pupil / of Giovanni Battista / built in Cremona 1996] decorated with a vignette feat. a lute and violin among others

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 168 mm, lower bout 207 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Second Prize at the 1996 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; another Morassi violin (KIL-205) was awarded the First Prize at the competition

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

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