Unknown (a Stainer copy?)

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

Unknown (a Stainer copy?)

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: Kolekcja Instrumentów Lutniczych MKiDN

Inventory number: KIL-95, identification no. MKiS XV-C-95

Provenance: bought on 7 Jan. 1980 from Jan Osostowicz from Warsaw

Description: a copy of a Jacob Stainer instrument [?]; belly and back very high arched; two-piece spruce belly, one-piece flame maple back; varnish in brown shades

Inscriptions: probably fake, partly damaged printed label reading: …rancefoo [sic] Ruggeri dettil Per… / in Cremona l’anno 1(699)(?)

Measurements: body length 354 mm, upper bout 164 mm, middle bout 107 mm, lower bout 201 mm, total length 591 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

KIL-95, G.P. Telemann, Fantasia in D major, TWV 40:23, Allegro, rec. Katarzyna Denkiewicz



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