Robert Loska

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

Robert Loska

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: Robert Wojciech Loska

Date: 2003

Town: Gliwice

Country: Poland

Owner: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Collection of Violins

Inventory number: KIL-252

Provenance: bought from the maker on 18 Dec. 2003

Description: designed by the maker; two-piece belly from spruce with strong, even graining, one-piece back from sycamore with a figure looking like small waves; varnish in brown shades

Inscriptions: printed label: Robert Loska / Gliwice / anno (2003) / [a drawing of a violin head]

Measurements: body length 355 mm, upper bout 168 mm, lower bout 208.5 mm

Materials: spruce, sycamore

Prizes: Fifth Prize at the International A. Stradivari Violin Making Competition in Cremona 2003

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

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