Italian school (Michael Platner?)

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

Italian school (Michael Platner?)

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 guitarswith a bow

Violin maker: unknown

Date: first half of the 18th c. [?]

Country: Italy [?]

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

Inventory number: KIL-62, identification no. MKiS XVc-62

Provenance: bought on 28 Nov. 1968 from Zenobia Strzałkowska, who had acquired it in Germany before WWII

Description: reminiscent of the Pietro Guarneri model with features characteristic for Roman maker Michael Platner (or his workshop); high quality tonewood; one-piece spruce belly, one-piece sycamore back; typical Italian scroll beautifully and neatly carved; varnish in light-brown shades on a golden primer

Inscriptions: lack of luthier’s label

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 160 mm, lower bout 201 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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



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