Antoni Krupa

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

Antoni Krupa

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: Antoni Józef Krupa

Date: 1991

Town: Poznań

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-160

Provenance: bought on 15 May 1991

Description: designed by the maker; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple; varnish in light brown shades on a yellow primer; tuning pegs embellished with an “olive”, tailpiece with a treble clef

Inscriptions: printed (calligraphic?) label reading Antoni Krupa / POZNAŃ / FACIEBAT ANNO 19(91) op. / AK.

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 165 mm, middle bout 111 mm, lower bout 207 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fourth Prize at the 1991 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Udo Kretzschmann, KIL-161), as well as the Union of Polish Artist Violin Makers’ Prize for the best sound qualities

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

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