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Lion head violin after Stradivari, Saxony ca. 1900 - top
Lion head violin after Stradivari, Saxony ca. 1900 - top
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Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1930

Antique ornate violin with a lion´s head

This Saxon violin with a lion´s head was built in the Markneukirchen/Klingenthal region approx. 1930 and it is an exceptionally strong sounding example of these interesting, nonstandard old stringed instruments. The model follows the patterns of Jacobus Stainer. The dark red-brown varnish bears traces from playing and strong antique touches, that are completed tastefully by the nicely ornamented edges that feature a black and white twisted band. This richly decorated violin was completely worked over in our workshop and is offered in very good condition, immediately ready to play. It unfolds a recommendable sound that is dark, powerful, clear and balanced.

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