E.M. Pöllmann

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

E.M. Pöllmann

Instrument: double bass

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: E. M. Pöllmann

Date: 1988

Town: Mittenwald/Karwendel

Country: Germany

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

Inventory number: KIL-141

Provenance: bought in 1990 in Germany

Description: gamba-shaped body; four-string instrument embellished with a carved and burned geometrical and floral ornament; spruce belly, sycamore back; varnish in brown shades on a golden primer; a “jubilee” model made to mark the firm's centenary (1888–1988)

Inscriptions: printed label in a decorative frame reading E. M. Pöllmann / Geigenbaumeister / Spezialist für / Contrabassbau / Anno 19(88) / 8102 Mittenwald/Karwendel [with a crowned lion holding a double bass in the middle]; another similar label reads Jubiläums=Instrument / 1888 = 100 Jahre = 1988; Pöllmann burnt on the pegbox's right side and on the back under the button

Measurements: upper bout 500 mm, middle bout 360 mm, lower bout 710 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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