Italian school (Guadagnini [?])

photo: Agata Mierzejewska © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Italian school (Guadagnini [?])

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: 1st half of the 18th c.

Country: Italy [?]

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

Inventory number: KIL-5

Provenance: bought on 30 Jan. 1957 from the Komorowski family

Description: KIL-5, identification no. MKiS XV-C-5

Inscriptions: fake printed label reading: Antonius Stradivarius / Cremonensis faciebat  1705 / [on the right AS and a cross in a circle]; on the right wall another label reading Henricus Rudertus / correxit Varsoviae anno 18(54.); on the left wall, barely visible, another corrector’s label by Jan Karoń dated 1962

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Violinists: Janusz Kucharski (before the 1957 H. Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poznań); Henryk Palulis; Jarosław Żołnierczyk (honorable mention at the 1991 International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań)

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

Jarosław Żołnierczyk, Bogdana Janikowska, 1991; H. Wieniawski, Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16, Anthology © Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society of Poznań

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