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Violas and viola bows - Archive

German W. E. Dörfler viola bow - frog

Older German W. E. Dörfler viola bow

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: W.E. Dörfler
Length of back: 70.6 g
Year: approx. 1990

German 1980's students viola, Bubenreuth

German 1980's students viola, Bubenreuth

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker:
Length of back: 39.3 cm
Year: 1980 circa

Silver mounted viola bow, W. R. Wild  - frog

Silver mounted viola bow, W. R. Wild

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: W.R. Wild for GEWA
Length of back: 69.8
Year: approx. 1980


Modern viola - top

Modern viola, professional provenance

Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 42.1 cm
Year: 1970 circa

Silver mounted German viola bow, G. Rudi Steinel - frog

Silver mounted German viola bow, G. Rudi Steinel

Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 69.2 g
Year: approx. 1980

Yngve Akesson, viola 1983 - top

Yngve Akesson, Sweden, Viola No. 36

Provenance: Helsingborg
Maker: Yngve Åkesson
Length of back: 41.2 cm
Year: 1983


Viola bow by Max Leicht, circa 1920 - frog

Viola bow by Max Leicht, circa 1920

Provenance: Hohendorf
Maker: Max Leicht
Length of back: 64.2 g
Year: approx. 1920

Good German Bubenreuth viola

Good German Bubenreuth viola

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: 1950 circa

Old German viola, Markneukirchen, approx. 1960

Old German viola, Markneukirchen, approx. 1960

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.0 cm
Year: approx. 1960


Fine Markneukirchen viola bow, silver mounted, Arnold Stoess - frog

Markneukirchen viola bow, silver mounted, Arnold Stoess

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Arnold Stoess
Length of back: 60.6 g
Year: approx. 1940

Gotthard Schuster, modern master viola bow

Gotthard Schuster, modern master viola bow

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Gotthard Schuster
Length of back: 65.2 g
Year: approx. 1970

Wolfgang Uebel, Viola da Gamba, 1975

REDUCED: Soprano Viola da gamba by Wolfgang Uebel

Provenance: Celle
Maker: Wolfgang Uebel
Length of back: 41.5 cm
Year: 1975


Hopf 3/4 viola from Saxony, approx. 1850 - top

3/4 - Klingenthal Hopf viola, approx. 1850

Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf workshops
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: approx. 1850

Antique Czech viola, Carl Hammerschmid, Wakkenreuth/Fleissen - Top

Antique Czech viola, Carl Hammerschmid, Wakkenreuth/Fleissen

Provenance: Wakkenreuth/Fleissen
Maker: Carl Hammerschmid
Length of back: 39.7 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Modern Welsh viola by Alan R. Payne

Provenance: Machynlleth
Maker: Alan R. Payne
Length of back: 41.0 cm
Year: 1973


F. C. Pfretzschner, silver mounted viola bow - frog

F. C. Pfretzschner, silver mounted viola bow

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: F. C. Pfretzschner
Length of back: 69.7 g
Year: 20th century

Ernst Heinrich Roth, German viola made in 1974

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Ernst Heinrich Roth
Length of back: 42.0 cm
Year: 1974

Mittenwald viola, approx. 1870 - top

Good Mittenwald viola, approx. 1890

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.1 cm
Year: approx. 1890


English viola with a large sound

English viola, Rope, 1920

Provenance: England
Maker: Rope
Length of back: 41.8 cm
Year: 1920

Antique French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1870

Antique French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1870

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.0 cm
Year: approx. 1870

H. R. Pfretzschner Violin bow around 1920 - frog

H. R. Pfretzschner: viola bow, a strong player

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: H. R. Pfretzschner
Length of back: 69.3 g
Year: 1920 circa


English viola by Harold Lester Styles

English viola by Harold Lester Styles

Provenance: Bath
Maker: Harold Lester Styles
Length of back: 41.1 cm
Year: 1980

English Viola, John Chadwick, 1975 - top

English viola by John Chadwick, 1975

Provenance: Bebington
Maker: John Chadwick
Length of back: 41.4 cm
Year: 1975

Baroque bow for baroque viola, baroque viola bow

Baroque viola bow, England, circa 1800

Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 62.3 g
Year: approx. 1800


Czech viola, Mittenwald style - top view

Excellent Czech viola, approx. 1940

Provenance: Czech Republic
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: approx. 1950

Saxon viola - top

German viola with inlaid ornaments

Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.5 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Good viola, Germany around 1900 - top

Wolff brothers, Kreuznach: Good viola, around 1920

Provenance: Kreuznach
Maker: Wolff brothers
Length of back: 39.0 cm
Year: approx. 1920


viola by Nicolaus Bernhard

Old Markneukirchen viola by Nicolaus Bernhard

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Nicolaus Bernhard
Length of back: 38.5 cm
Year: 1900 circa

Contemporary Italian viola, Paolo Maglia 1990's - top

Contemporary Italian viola, Paolo Maglia 1990's

Provenance: Italy
Maker: Paolo Maglia
Length of back: 41.7 cm
Year: 1991

Heinrich Schnier, Viola, Stadthagen Germany 1951 - top view

Viola by Heinrich Schnier, Stadthagen

Provenance: Stadthagen
Maker: Heinrich Schnier
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: 1951


French viola, top view

Late 19th century French viola

Provenance: France
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: approx. 1890

Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola - table

Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola

Provenance: Stuttgart
Maker: Robert Barth
Length of back: 39.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Good old German-Bohemian viola - top

Good old German-Bohemian viola

Provenance: Czechoslovakia
Maker:
Length of back: 39,6 cm
Year: 1920 circa


Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished - viola top

Modern mid 20th century English viola, oil varnished

Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 41.8 cm
Year: approx. 1950

Markneukirchen viola by Louis Dölling Jr - top

German viola by Louis Dölling Jr.

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Louis Dölling Jr.
Length of back: 39.4 cm
Year: 1953

Old English viola from the 1920'ies - top

Old English viola from the 1920'ies

Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.8 cm
Year: 1920 circa


Ottomar Hausmann, viola, Mittenwald ca. 1950 - top

Mittenwald viola by Ottomar Hausmann

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Ottomar Hausmann
Length of back: 40.2 cm
Year: 1950 circa

Markneukirchen viola by M. H. Heckel

Markneukirchen viola by M. H. Heckel

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: M. H. Heckel
Length of back: 39.1 cm
Year: 1912

Richelme viola, late 19th century - top view

French Richelme viola, late 19th century

Provenance: Marseille
Maker: presumably Antoine Marius Richelme
Length of back: 41.4 cm
Year: approx. 1890


Large Italian viola, approx. 1930 - top view

Italian Neapolitanian viola, approx. 1930

Provenance: Italy
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 41.5 cm
Year: approx. 1930

Viola - top

Recommendable Czech viola, 1920's, made in the Italian style

Provenance: Czech Republic
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Antique 19th century Vienna viola, approx. 1870 - top

Antique 19th century Vienna viola, approx. 1870

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Lutz
Length of back: 39.3 cm
Year: approx. 1870


Old German Mittenwald viola, Neuner & Hornsteiner

Old Mittenwald viola, Neuner & Hornsteiner

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Neuner & Hornsteiner
Length of back: 39.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Petite French viola, 19th century - top

Petite French viola, approx. 1850

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: P. Cabasse
Length of back: 37.4 cm
Year: approx. 1850

French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1900

Petite French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1830

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.0 cm
Year: approx. 1830


Charles H. Tinsley, London, viola No. 14 - top

Leonard Labrame, English master viola No. 20 (1988)

Provenance: Nuneaton
Maker: Leonard Labrame
Length of back: 40.9 cm
Year: 1988

Czech master viola, circa 1900

Czech master viola

Provenance: Czechoslovakia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Tertis model: German viola by Alois Schöttl, Ludwigshafen 1938

Provenance: Ludwigshafen
Maker: Alois Schöttl
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: 1938


English lion head viola - top

Turner, London: petite lion's head viola, 19th century

Provenance: London
Maker: Turner London
Length of back: 38.1 cm
Year: approx. 1830

Antique viola Mirecourt

Antique 19th century Mirecourt viola (sold)

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 37.7 cm
Year: 1820

Viola by Mario Polise, Naples Italy

Modern Italian Naples viola by Mario Polise

Provenance: Naples
Maker: Mario Polise
Length of back: 41,9 cm
Year: 1994


Master viola by Eric Voigt, Manchester 1963

Master viola by Eric Voigt, Manchester

Provenance: Manchester
Maker: Eric Voigt
Length of back: 42.5 cm
Year: 1963

Jan Kudanowski of Cremona, Viola No. 45 - top

Jan Kudanowski of Cremona, Viola No. 45

Provenance: Birmingham
Maker: Jan Kudanowski
Length of back: 42.1 cm
Year: 1976

Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830 - top

Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830

Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.1 cm
Year: approx. 1830


Interesting viola from around 1800, probably English - top

Soloist viola from around 1800, probably English, extremely powerful sound

Provenance: probably England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.4 cm
Year: approx. 1800

Fine Prague viola, 18th century, prob. Johann Willer

Fine viola, Johann Michael Willer, Prague 1776

Provenance: Prague
Maker: Johann Michael Willer
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: 1776

Rare 19th century Italian viola

Italian viola, 19th century

Provenance: Italy
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.4 cm
Year: 1890 circa


Modern Italian viola by Vitozzo Roma

Modern Italian viola by Vitozzo, Roma, 1981

Provenance: Roma
Maker: F. Vitozzo
Length of back: 42.1 cm
Year: 1981

Italian viola, Carlo Giudicci 1945

LEASE ONLY: Italian viola, Carlo Giudicci 1945

Provenance: Varese
Maker: Carlo Giudicci
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: 1945

Fine viola, Mittenwald, approximately 1780

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.0 cm
Year: approx. 1780



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique German violin, 1920's, Markneukirchen
  • Restored Czech master violin with a "Dalla Costa" label, approx. 1880
  • 3/4 - German GEWA 3/4 violin
  • Elegant Italian violin, Luigi Vistoli, Lugo 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • 3/4 - Fine Mittenwald 3/4 violin by Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1850
  • Baroque viola in original condition, Mittenwald, approx. 1800 (certificate Christian Lijsen)
  • Old violin from Saxony, approx. 1940 - warm, dark, mellow sound
  • Old German lightweight violin bow, soft stick - warm, mellow tone
  • English Silver mounted violin bow: soft stick, mellow tone
  • 3/4 - Antique German 3/4 violin for young talents, Markneukirchen, c.1880
  • Early 19th century Hopf violin, approx. 1800 - large, voluminous sound
  • Fine Mittenwald master violin, c.1740, Sebastian Klotz circle
  • Fine German master violin bow after Tourte, 1920's
  • Fine 19th century English violin bow
  • 3/4 - antique French Breton 3/4 violin, Mirecourt
  • Giulio Cesare Gigli, fine 18th century Italian violin, approx. 1750 (certificate Etienne Vatelot)
  • Fine silver mounted Markneukirchen violin bow, Hill model, 1940/1950
  • Mittenwald master violin, early 19th century (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Italian violin, Francesco Cossu, 1979
  • Rare baroque violin in unmodified original condition, approx. 1800
  • Modern Italian 7/8 violin, Carlo Melloni, 1932 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Johann Georg Schönfelder: fine Markneukirchen violin, c1790
  • Fine contemporary master violin, Wolfgang Schiele, Munich
  • Bavarian master violin, approx. 1800 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)