Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Information archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.

Enter archive

Violins
 Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, 1931 - top
 Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, 1931 - back
 Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, 1931 - ribs
 Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, 1931 - scroll

WORKED OVER AND OPTIMZED: Fine French master violin, Victor Aubry, 1931

Worked over again and tonally optimized:
This French master violin by Victor Aubry is a magnificently crafted instrument that was patterned after Guarneri del Gesù. The instrument is an impressive modern interpretation which has captured the full potential of this classic model. With its powerful voice full of timbre, the clear and exceptionally resonant voice of this fine violin satisfies demanding soloist standards, and it reflects the talent of a master whose opportunity to bring his gifts to full fruition was interrupted by WWII. From December 1937 onward, Victor Aubry worked alone at the workshop founded by his father Joseph Aubry in Mirecourt in 1922, and in the challenging few years between that time and his early death in September 1944, he was not able to create a very extensive oeuvre. This fine violin is a comparatively early work which was produced some five years after the Aubry family moved to Le Havre. The full table of the broadly designed body shows the steady hand of the young luthier whose excellent training is evident in the perfect proportions of the the deeply carved scroll and finely crafted peg box. The deep flames of the meticulously selected top-quality maple are accentuated by his decision to fashion the back as one piece instead of two. And the aesthetic of the instrument is further complemented by a rich coat of oil varnish with a dark-red colour which confidently calls attention to the instrument's provenance from northern France. A beautiful patina and extensive traces of playing shape the historic character of this violin, which was played extensively by a clearly talented musician. Its fine features have been preserved in outstanding and undamaged condition. Multiple hand-written signatures on the inside of the violin confirm the authenticity of this rare premium-quality instrument, which we now offer after having carefully set it up at our workshop and made it ready to play.

Provenance: Le Havre
Maker: Victor Aubry
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: 1931
Sold
New arrivals in our catalogue:
  • Early 19th century Hopf violin, approx. 1820 - sweet sound
  • LEASE ONLY: Fine 18th century Italian violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fernando Montavoci, rare 1936 Italian violin
  • Modern German Bubenreuth violin, c1970
  • English violin bow, silver mounted, after James Tubbs
  • German violin bow, mellow, light, silver mounted, M. Winterling
  • Older German viola bow, silver mounted - a strong player
  • Fine and excellent silver mounted cello bow, Lothar Seifert
  • 3/4 - German 3/4 violin, Hermann Keim, 1991
  • WORKED OVER AND TONALLY OPTIMIZED: Contemporary Markneukirchen master viola, Jochen Voigt, 1982
  • German silver-mounted violin bow, Markneukirchen, 1940's
  • H.R. Pfretzschner violin bow, silver mounted (certificate Klaus Grünke)
  • 19th century Klingenthal Hopf violin for small handed players
  • French violin, Maison Gustave Faes, Anvers
  • LEASE ONLY: Fine Italian master violin, Giuseppe Marconcini, Ferrara
  • Antique English violin, Emanuel Whitmarsh, London, 1893
  • Plinio Michetti, a fine old Italian violin, Torino
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750
  • Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey: French master violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Good Mittenwald 7/8 violin, 1988, Mathias Klotz workshop
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED: Historic French violin, Remy Paris approx. 1840 (certificate Bernard Millant)
  • Good French violin bow by Prosper Colas
  • Fine old Mittenwald violin by Anton Ostler, 1930's
  • Modern Italian 7/8 violin, Carlo Melloni, 1932 (certificate Eric Blot)