Search:
corilon violins
Violins
Old Italian violin with a radiant, melting sound, c.1920
Italian violin Sicily
Old Italian violin, probably Catania
Old Italian violin, Southern Italy

Full-blooded old Italian violin with a radiant, melting sound

This modern Italian violin is the ideal choice for concertmasters and soloists — an assertive instrument with a voice that is powerful, rich in timbre and radiant. It was crafted in the early 20th century and patterned after a very broad and sturdy model with a moderately high table and ribs, reflecting an interesting and mature design concept. On the inside of this perfectly preserved undamaged instrument, there is a label referring to Enrico Politi, but no further verification can be gleaned about its provenance. Whereas the name of its true maker has been lost to history, the violin’s clear and distinctive style clearly places its origins in Sicily or elsewhere in southern Italy. Its acoustic character is a magnificent match with its self-confident appearance, which is evident in the unconventional carving of the large and expressive scroll. A thick coat of orange-red oil varnish elegantly harmonises with the beautiful grain of the premium-quality spruce and interesting structures of the fine tight flames of the maple used for the two-piece back. We have meticulously set up the violin, and it is now ready to play. The experts at our workshop recommend it to sophisticated musicians who are interested in a “purebred” Italian string instrument with a respectable volume.

violin certificate

The price includes a certificate of appraisal.

Inventory No.: 4098
Provenance: Southern Italy / Sicily
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: approx. 1920
New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished
  • Jules Sirgent, Paris, fine antique French violin patterned after Guarneri
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • French master violin, Jean Striebig, 1945
  • Interesting master violin from Bohemia, approx. 1870
  • Old German volin, oil varnish, 1940/1950's
  • Strong, active viola bow - Germany, 1970's, W. Seifert
  • Silver mounted German viola bow, active and strong
  • Older, 1970's Bubenreuth violin in excellent condition
  • Michael Reindl, petite Mittenwald master violin, 1935
  • NEW SOUND SAMPLE / Historic master violin, late 18th century, Prague School
  • Fine and precisely reacting 1920's English violin bow
  • Fine H. R. Pfretzschner violin bow, silver mounted - masterpiece
  • Excellent and highly recommendable Markneukirchen violin bow, approx. 1920
  • German 1920's violin bow, Max Schäffner, Hamburg
  • Max König, Munich, rare violin dated 1907
  • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Italian master violin by Nicola Vendrame
  • LEASE ONLY: Historical violin by Johann Georg Leeb, Preßburg, 1786
  • LEASE ONLY: Plinio Michetti, a fine old Italian violin, Torino
  • LEASE ONLY: Contemporary Cremonese master violin, Daniele Scolari
  • LEASE ONLY: Riccardo Bergonzi, contemporary Cremonese master violin
  • LEASE ONLY: Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750
  • LEASE ONLY: Franco Albanelli, a fine contemporary Italian violin
  • Fine violin of the Thir school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)