Search:
corilon violins
pId1
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - top
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - top
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - back
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - back
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - ribs
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - ribs
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - scroll
Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927 - scroll
Inventory No.: 4497
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Josef Rieger
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1927

Old Mittenwald violin, Josef Rieger, 1927

This excellent Josef Riefers was made in Mittenwald in 1927 and is a piece of rare quality in the price range, which is in surprisingly well preserved condition. There can be no doubt about the provenance of the instrument, that is revealed as a work in best Mittenwald craftsman tradition not only by the large scroll. The medium grained spruce of the top is a precious tonewood and typical for this region in southern Germany; presumably it is so-called "moon wood" that was harvested in the Karwendel mountains during specific lunar phases. The maple that was used for the two-piece back is of premium quality, too, and features a striking flaming. The softly arched model with pronounced flutings and edgework was built in best craftsmanship throughout and covered with a luminous golden-brown varnish that is full of character. The violin is substantially excellently preserved and was carefully worked over by our experienced luthiers, who made it ready to play. This good Josef Rieger Mittenwald violin features a mature, clear sound, rich in overtones and of very good power.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 19th century violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1850 - warm, sweet tone
  • 1/4 - Very good quality old German 1/4 violin, c. 1900, quarter-sized violin
  • Old German violin, Saxony, approx. 1930
  • French violin bow, atelier Charles Louis Bazin (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Antique Klingenthal violin, approx. 1850
  • Raffaele Calace, Italian Neapolitanian violin, 1916 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • French violin bow, J.T.L., made for Pierre Hel (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Fine Markneukirchen master violin bow after J. B. Vuillaume
  • 18th century: Tyrolean master violin, unknown, approx. 1750
  • Excellent French violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.F. Raffin)
  • Charles Nicolas Bazin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • Excellent German master violin bow, warm, fluid sound, 1940's
  • Luigi Galimberti, fine Italian violin, Milano 1925 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 3/4 - recommendable, old Mittenwald 3/4 violin
  • Fine old viola bow, silver, probably England, c.1920
  • 3/4 - antique Hopf workshop 3/4 violin,19th century
  • 1/4 - Fine French 1/4 violin bow, Morizot Frères (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Interesting modern Italian violin, probably Luigi Mozzani, 1941
  • Giuseppe Pedrazzini, fine Italian violin (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • 1950's German Markneukirchen violin bow, silver, with a blank frog
  • English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone
  • Justin Maucotel: A powerful French violin, c.1840
  • Italian violin, Primo Contavalli, 1973 (certificate Benjamin Schröder)
  • Fine 18th century violin by Franz Knitl, Freising, 1789 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)