Adam Królikowski

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

Adam Królikowski

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: Adam Jan Królikowski

Date: 1964

Town: Żywiec

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-70, identification no. MKiS XVc-70

Provenance: bought from the maker on 18 Nov. 1969

Description: A. Stradivari model; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece back from flame maple; spirit varnish in light yellow and brown shades

Inscriptions: printed label reads ADAM KRÓLIKOWSKI ŻYWIEC / WYKONAŁ W ROKU 196(4) [Made by Adam Królikowski in Żywiec in 1964]; handwritten initials to the left: AK.

Measurements: body length 354 mm, upper bout 167 mm, middle bout 107 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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