Antoni Wayda

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

Antoni Wayda

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: Antoni Wayda

Date: 1967

Town: Warsaw

Country: Poland

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

Inventory number: KIL-65, identification no. MKiS XVc-67

Provenance: bought on 28 Nov. 1968 from the maker

Description: A. Stradivari’s model; spruce belly, two-piece flame maple back; varnish in yellow and brown shades; for chamber and solo performance

Inscriptions: handwritten label reading: Antoni Wayda / Warszawa 1967r. / Opus 14 

Measurements: body length 358 mm, upper bout 168 mm, middle bout 106 mm, lower bout 205 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

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

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