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French violin after N. Amatus
This beautiful violin was built approx. 1900 in the French violin making town of Mirecourt, an instrument full of character that bears the label "Nicolaus Amatus" inside the body, as a reference to the classical Italian maestro. It was crafted by an experienced and well-educated violin maker, most presumably in the renowned workshops of Laberte Humbert frères, and features medium high archings with soft flutings of the table. The purfling was inlaid close to the edges and demonstrates flawless craftsmanship. The golden-brown colored varnish has flaws, scratches and tasteful antique touches that determine the appearance of the instrument, with the unmistakable French style of a successfully carved scroll. This especially good sounding violine has been completely worked over in our atelier, where our violin makers applied a new rosewood setup. Its convincing sound is strong and clear, a bright and warm voice with a matured character.
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900
Tone: Warm, matured, clear