Hellier Stradivarius, probably François Alexis Maline circa 1850

A typical work for François Alexis Maline, who worked in Mirecourt, France from 1850 to 1880. This violin with a later Collin-Mezin label is a copy of the famous Hellier Stradivarius made around 1850. Like the original made around 1679, Maline's version also impresses with its extraordinary mother-of-pearl inlay, the beautiful, finely grained top and the magnificent, deeply flamed one-piece...

A typical work for François Alexis Maline, who worked in Mirecourt, France from 1850 to 1880. This violin with a later Collin-Mezin label is a copy of the famous Hellier Stradivarius made around 1850. Like the original made around 1679, Maline's version also impresses with its extraordinary mother-of-pearl inlay, the beautiful, finely grained top and the magnificent, deeply flamed one-piece back. The violin comes from Mirecourt, where the indication of origin Paris was not at all uncommon. In very good restored condition, the violin features two well-crafted and aesthetically pleasing top repairs. Its exceptional, strong and resonant sound is bright, open, very resonant, dominant and carrying.

€ 4,990.00
approx. £ 4,241.50
Inventory no.
6564
Maker
François Alexis Maline
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
1850 circa
Tone
bright, ringing, radiant upper registers
Length of back
36.2 cm
Francois Alexis Maline: Hellier Stradivari Kopie um 1850
Hellier Stradivarius, probably François Alexis Maline circa 1850
Hellier Stradivarius, probably François Alexis Maline circa 1850
Hellier Stradivarius, probably François Alexis Maline circa 1850
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