Unknown (Giovanni Maggini’s model)

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

Unknown (Giovanni Maggini’s model)

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: unknown

Date: 19th c.

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

Inventory number: KIL-165

Provenance: donated by P. Wojtczak on 31 July 1991

Description: a master copy, Giovanni Maggini’s model; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece flame maple back; double purfling transforming into geometrical ornament on the back; varnish in chestnut shades on a golden primer

Inscriptions: printed label with a cut-out top, reading: …. / Giovan paolo Maggini / brescia 16  - maybe information on the prototype

Measurements: body length 361 mm, upper bout 167 mm, middle bout 112 mm, lower bout 211 mm, total length 602 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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