Piotr Kubas

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

Piotr Kubas

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: Piotr Kubas

Date: 1967

Town: Kraków

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-162

Provenance: bought on 18 Oct. 1991 from Jerzy Sadowski in Warsaw, who in turn had bought it from the maker’s widow in Kraków in 1982

Description: designed by the maker, modeled on A. Stradivari; two-piece hazel spruce belly, back from flame maple; varnish in golden orange shades

Inscriptions: printed label with St. Mary’s church silhouette on the left side and a violin and lyre on the right side reading PIOTR KUBAS / (fecit) / Kraków anno domini 19 (67) / Nr (39)

Measurements: body length 360 mm, upper bout 165.5 mm, lower bout 205 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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