Robert Loska

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

Robert Loska

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: Robert Wojciech Loska

Date: 2001

Town: Gliwice

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-249

Provenance: bought on 27 Oct. 2001

Description: designed by the maker, two-piece belly from spruce with equal, strong and clear graining, two-piece back from sycamore with small but clear waving; varnish in brown tonality on golden primer

Inscriptions: printed label: Robert Loska / Gliwice / anno (2001) / [a drawing of violin head]

Measurements: body length 354 mm, upper bout 166 mm, lower bout 207 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Third Prize at the 2001 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

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

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