Meisel Violin

Meisel Violin

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Description (Brief)
This violin is made by K. Lothar Meisel in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1992. The violin has a one-piece back made from European mountain maple with an intense curl of medium width slanting downward from left to right. The ribs and scroll are made from similar European maple. The two-piece table is made from quarter-cut spruce with pronounced grain of medium to wide width. The reddish gold-brown varnish is lightly shaded. The violin is missing its bridge and strings.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
violin
date made
ca 1992
maker
Meisel, Kurt Lothar
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Owatonna
Measurements
overall: 25 5/8 in x 8 in x 3 3/4 in; 65.0875 cm x 20.32 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
1997.0264.01
accession number
1997.0264
catalog number
1997.0264.01
Credit Line
Stephen L. Meisel
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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