Giuseppe Ferrari

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

Giuseppe Ferrari

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: Giuseppe Ferrari

Date: 1955

Town: Rome

Country: Italy

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

Inventory number: KIL-24, identification no. MKiS XV-C-24

Provenance: gifted by the maker during the 1957 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań

Description: A. Stradivari model; flat arching; two-piece spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; Stradivari’s f-holes; varnish in light cherry shades; maintained in 1968, 1969, 1972 by Eugeniusz Gosiewski

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading Ferrari Giuseppe da Ferrara / fece in Roma Luglio 1955 / (G. Ferrari); a drawing of a stylized chisel crossed with a compass

Measurements: body length 357 mm, upper bout 164 mm, middle bout 106 mm, lower bout 204 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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