Szkoła niemiecka

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

Szkoła niemiecka

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: second half of the 19th c.

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

Inventory number: KIL-43

Provenance: bought on 2 Dec. 1964 from Waleria Skoryna Rychter; formerly belonged to her father, an amateur musician

Description: a good copy of an instrument by an unknown, probably German violin maker; classic model similar to Stradivari’s; spruce belly with dense graining, two-piece sycamore back; varnish in yellow-brown shades; equal tone, a little sharp; maintained by Jan Karoń

Inscriptions: no label

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 112 mm, lower bout 210 mm, total length 601 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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