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Detail 

Size:

Bass

Place Made:

Maker:

PL

Krakow

Marcin

Groblicz

Date:

1720 C

Label Text:

Ad. M. D. G. / Marcin Groblicz / 1601 [handwritten]

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

PL

No. of Strings:

(4)

Collection:

Muzeum Narodowe

Sound Holes:

F

Catalog Number:

MNK IV-Sp-80/1

Head:

Lion

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Measurements:

Body Length:

70.0

String Length:

Rib Depth:

15.0

Upper Width:

32.5

Middle Width:

Bottom Width:

40.2

Information Source:

A. Knast to TGM, 6/07; M. Caudle to TGM, 9/04

Literature:

Frankowski 2016, pp. 43, 182-86; Kaminski 1992, p. 19

Photographs:

Frankowski 2016, pp. 42, 183-86 (label; front, F+B body only, head FB+S [color]); [unpublished, from A. Knast 6/07: front (color)]

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Converted to a cello; body has slightly pointed corners and arched back (cf. MNP-I.234 / POZNAN 2). Frankowski 2016: 4-piece table (= 2 wings?), 1-piece back of bird’s-eye maple, ribs of bird-eye maple with a central stripe of darker varnish; neck not original. Label date perhaps added in a different handwriting; youngest tree ring on table dated 1715. 3 repair labels (on the rib: “Henryk Skurczyþski / 15 marca 1960 Kraków”; on the top block: “Wojciech Ostrowski Reperowaä / w Krakowie w dniu 4 luty 1815 Roku”; on the bottom block: “Reperowaä Feliks Szeligowski / 1 lutego 1850 w Krakowie”); dimensions 70.2, 32.9/24.0/41.0, -, - (back widths 32.3/24.3/40.4).