Rare antique Mittenwald 1/4 violin

This rare 1/4 violin was crafted around 1850 in the traditional Bavarian violin-making town of Mittenwald, probably at the highly-respected ateliers of Neuner and Hornsteiner, one of the most influential instrument makers of its day. The delicate carving of the small, beautifully shaped scroll and the narrow, elegant sound holes of this Mittenwald 1/4 violin are good examples of the high artisanal standards held by the luthiers who worked for Neuner and Hornsteiner, a company which also dedicated the same attention to detail and painstaking approach to...

This rare 1/4 violin was crafted around 1850 in the traditional Bavarian violin-making town of Mittenwald, probably at the highly-respected ateliers of Neuner and Hornsteiner, one of the most influential instrument makers of its day. The delicate carving of the small, beautifully shaped scroll and the narrow, elegant sound holes of this Mittenwald 1/4 violin are good examples of the high artisanal standards held by the luthiers who worked for Neuner and Hornsteiner, a company which also dedicated the same attention to detail and painstaking approach to its student instruments. The darkened coat of orange-brown varnish is characteristic for Mittenwald, and this 1/4 violin has some patina and traces of use that are often found on a historic violin which was played gladly and frequently. This violin is preserved in perfect condition and is an outstanding piece with a quality that is seldom seen in small-sized violins, and its large, clear, radiant sound is compelling — mature, resonant and full of soloist character. After having been meticulously worked over by the specialists in our atelier, this Mittenwald 1/4 violin is specially recommended for talented young people.

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Inventory no.
5696
Maker
Neuner & Hornsteiner
Provenance
Mittenwald
Year
circa 1850
Tone
large, mature, clear, radiant, soloist
Length of back
28,8 cm
Antike 1/4 Geige aus Mittenwald, gebaut um 1850
Rare antique Mittenwald 1/4 violin
Rare antique Mittenwald 1/4 violin
Rare antique Mittenwald 1/4 violin
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