Tomaš Pilař

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

Tomaš Pilař

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: Tomáš Pilař

Date: 1977

Town: Hradec Králové

Country: Czech Republic

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

Inventory number: KIL-90, identification no. MKiS XVc-90

Provenance: bought in 1977

Description: classic model; two-piece belly from hazel spruce, two-piece back from flame maple; varnish in orange shades on a golden primer

Inscriptions: printed label reading Tomáš Pilař Hradec Králové / Faciebat Anno 19 / [initials TB in a circle]

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Third Prize at the 1977 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; Fourth Prize for another violin (KIL-89) at the same Competition

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



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