Small German viola around 1800, Markneukirchen (37,8 cm)

Petite Markneukirchen viola, a masterpiece made around 1800

The viola model is chosen after Antonius Stradivarius and built in a smaller size, with a body length of 37.8 cm. The top is made of fine grained spruce of finest quality, the one piece back...

Petite Markneukirchen viola, a masterpiece made around 1800

The viola model is chosen after Antonius Stradivarius and built in a smaller size, with a body length of 37.8 cm. The top is made of fine grained spruce of finest quality, the one piece back of deeply flamed maple. The typical Markneukirchen varnish is of an intense dark brown color over a yellow ground. The large scroll is carefully and very aesthetically crafted, the fine purfling well executed. This small Markneukirchen viola is preserved crackfree in perfect playing condition, well played in, and has very nice mature sound with good volume for this size, the tone is well balanced with easy response.

€ 5,790.00
approx. £ 4,921.50
Inventory no.
6740
Provenance
Markneukirchen
Year
circa 1800
Tone
warm, mellow, resonant, mature and clear
Length of back
37.8 cm
Small German viola around 1800, Markneukirchen (37,8 cm)
Small German viola around 1800, Markneukirchen (37,8 cm)
Small German viola around 1800, Markneukirchen (37,8 cm)
Small German viola around 1800, Markneukirchen (37,8 cm)
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