Search:
corilon violins
pId6
English cello, 1984, H.E. Runnacles  - table
English cello made by H.E. Runncales, back
ribs of a 1984 English violoncello, H.E. Runnacles

English cello, mid 20th century

This recommendable old Cello was crafted presumably in England and around 1950 by an unknown maker. The English cello has a luminous orange-brown oil varnish with slight craquellation; the overall effect is striking and aesthetically appealing. Its look is characterised not only by the moderately-grained premium spruce of the top but by the gentle flaming of the two-piece maple back and ribs. The scroll is blackened. This modern cello, bearing a questionable Villaume brandstamp near the end pin, which is preserved in undamaged condition and thoroughly set up in our atelier, is now ready to play. The cello is convenient to play and has a warm, dark, balanced sound. As we are unable to produce professional photos and sound samples within the next months, we have added some quick photos and a self-made sound clip of this cello to this page.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this cello.

Inventory No.: 3684
Provenance: prob. England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.6 cm
Year: approx. 1950
Tone: warm, dark
New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • French violin No. 388 by Amédée Dieudonné, 1948
  • Outstanding antique French violin, approx. 1850, sweet tone
  • Powerful Mittenwald violin by Ottomar Hausmann
  • Outstanding German violin, Saxony approx. 1920
  • Old silver mounted cello bow, probably H. R. Pfretzschner, strong and active
  • Recommendable antique German violin with a warm, resonant sound
  • Old Mittenwald violin by Neuner & Hornsteiner, Landolfi model, 1929
  • Elegant old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's, oil varnished
  • Fine unstamped master Cello bow, Markneukirchen, 1910/1920
  • Fine silver mounted cello bow, Gustav Prager, approx. 1930
  • Mario Gadda, modern Italian violin after Oreste Candi, 1984
  • 1/8 - French 1/8 violin by J.T.L.
  • Mario Gadda, Italian violin after Stefano Scarampella
  • Antique German violin after Maggini, Markneukirchen, approx. 1900
  • German Silver mounted violin bow: bright, somewhat mellow tone
  • Excellent old German violin bow, 1930's, Johannes Adler
  • 19th century: Antique German violin from Saxony, c.1850
  • Very beautiful Viennese cello, approx. 1800 - 1820
  • 3/4 - powerful old German 3/4 violin, prob. A. C. Glier
  • Old Czech violin - "The Metro Violin Class"
  • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Mittenwald violin, Johann Reiter 1961
  • Bavarian master violin, approx. 1800 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine Markneukirchen master violin, 1940's: Large, mature tone
  • Good German violin bow, W. E. Dörfler