Violin made by Kitty Smith

Made by Smith, Kitty, 1955.

Violin, with double violin case and components, varnished wood, made by Kitty Denereaz Smith, Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia, 1955.

(Part 1) Violin; one-piece back of medium curl sloping downwards from right to left, made of a banded, broad grain wood, also used for the sides, neck and hand carved scroll. Table of fine grain, [ebony] fingerboard, tailpiece, button and tuning pegs of dark coloured, fine grain wood. Finished in brownish yellow varnish. The inside back is stamped with the m...

Summary

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Violin, with double violin case and components, varnished wood, made by Kitty Denereaz Smith, Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia, 1955.

(Part 1) Violin; one-piece back of medium curl sloping downwards from right to left, made of a banded, broad grain wood, also used for the sides, neck and hand carved scroll. Table of fine grain, [ebony] fingerboard, tailpiece, button and tuning pegs of dark coloured, fine grain wood. Finished in brownish yellow varnish. The inside back is stamped with the maker's name and date, and signed "Kitty Denereaz Smith".

(Part 2D) Violin case, double, olive green fabric, trimmed with leather and lined with green velvet.

(Parts 3-6) Violin components, chin rest, fine tuners (2), strings (4), removed from instrument by conservation (December 1994).

Dimensions

310 mm
140 mm

Production

Kitty Smith made this violin in her father's (A E Smith), home workshop in Lindfield, New South Wales in 1955.
Smith, Kitty 1955

Source

Purchased with funds from the EA and VI Crome Bequest, 1994

Cite this Object

Violin made by Kitty Smith 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2017, <https://ma.as/140859>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/140859 |title=Violin made by Kitty Smith |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 March 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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