António Capela

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

António Capela

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: António Capela

Date: 1966

Town: Anta

Country: Portugal

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

Inventory number: KIL-58, identification no. MKiS XVc-58

Provenance: made for the 1967 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań; obtained ca. 1967

Description: a copy of a Stradivari model, with flat arching, oval F-holes, the Stradivari scroll; spruce belly, two-piece sycamore back; ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, rosewood pegs; masterly finished; varnish in orange-red shades

Inscriptions: printed label in rectangular frame reading: ANTÓNIO CAPELA / LUTHIER / ANTA ESPINHO PORTUGAL / ANO 19(66) A†C [signed diagonally across the label]

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 167,5 mm, middle bout 110,5 mm, lower bout 205 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore, rosewood, ebony

Violinists: Tadeusz Gadzina

Prizes: second prize (first prize was not awarded) at the 1967 International H. Wieniawski Violin Making Competition in Poznań (equal with Přemysl Špidlen, KIL-57 and Renato Scrollavezza, KIL-59); also fourth prize at the same competition for another violin

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

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