Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


Baroque violin, 18th century - top
Baroque violin, 18th century - top
Baroque violin, 18th century - top
Baroque violin, original condition - back
Baroque violin, original condition - back
Antique Baroque violin - ribs
Antique Baroque violin - ribs
German Baroque violin - scroll
German Baroque violin - scroll
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: Late 18th century
Archive

English Baroque violin, 18th century

This recommended Baroque violin from 18th century England can be seen as a typical representation of a historic model, not despite its unusual silhouette but because of it. This interesting baroque violin harkens back to a time in which the standards in the field of violin making were more fluid and allowed room for luthiers to set individual stylistic accents. As a violin dating back to the late 18th century, it is a comparatively young exemplar of a period instrument, and its unknown English luthier patterned it after a delicate yet broad and uniquely proportioned model. The baroque violin's craftsmanship with the typical drawn purfling of 18th century English trade instruments demonstrates a simpler quality yet is rich in character; since it is in outstanding condition, the artisanry can still be seen in the overall construction. Both the upper block and the bass bar did not fall prey to later modernisation — as is the case with many other older instruments — which means that the baroque violin fully upholds the expectations created by its small and conspicuously baroque sound holes and confidently shaped historic scroll. The top of medium to wide-grained spruce features well-formed and soft fluting; it has as back and ribs no repairs, as is rarely seen for a well-played instrument of its age. The baroque violins voice is very strong for a Baroque violin and yet extremely warm. It is precise, resonant and full of power. A rare piece, the instrument has been preserved in nearly perfect condition and was meticulously set up in our restoration workshop. It is now ready to play after having been fitted with a high-quality Baroque bridge and catgut strings. This piece is affordable, in original condition and meets high musical standards.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • Antique ornate violin from Saxony, c.1910
  • Excellent silver mounted violin bow, stamped Felix Martin
  • Fine master violin bow by C.A. Hoyer, Markneukirchen
  • Excellent German violin bow after Lupot, approx. 1940
  • SALE 1920's German violin by Otto Ebner, Augsburg
  • German oil varnished violin from Saxony, approx. 1940
  • SALE Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • French Richelme violin No. 23, Marseille 1869 - collector's piece
  • Older English violin, made in the 1940's - warm, golden tone
  • German master violin, Otto Gläsel, Gelsenkirchen
  • MARMA, silver violin bow after Sartory, approx. 1920
  • Antique French 1/2 violin, J.T.L. Compagnon c.1880
  • SALE Italian violin from the 1970's - warm, mellow sound
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED: Fine master violin, 1940's. Probably American
  • Contemporary English violin, Elspeth Noble 1991 - Guarnerius model
  • SALE Attractive old Czech violin, a beautiful Stradivarius model
  • Recommendable Czech viola, made in the Italian style
  • Interesting violin, probably Italian 1920's
  • SALE Fine Viennese master violin, c.1910
  • H. Derazey workshop, large 19th century French violin
  • Powerful Markneukirchen violin, approx. 1940. Guarnerius model
  • Contemporary Italian violin, Lorenzo Bergonzi, Mantova, 1992
  • SALE German cello bow. Probably H. R. Pfretzschner, silver mounted