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.


Violoncello, England approx. 1850 - top
Violoncello, England approx. 1850 - top
back
back
ribs
ribs
scroll
scroll
Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 75.4 cm
Year: approx. 1850
Archive

Historic English cello, 19th century

An unknown English luthier created this fascinating historic cello around 1850. Its reddish-brown varnish has darkened dramatically over time, and in the lower parts of the top and back it has almost turned black. A rich patina and vivid traces of use clearly indicate that this is an instrument with a long history of being played frequently and with great gusto, which is due in part to its relatively light weight and good transportability. One interesting detail is the old peg hole bushings on the peg box where there were once tuning screws like those commonly used on upright basses. The scroll features very lovely and well-executed carving, while the purfling is drawn on – a detail that was a concession to the instrument's outstanding playing and acoustic qualities, properties which continue to make this cello a convincing choice. Our luthier received the instrument in crack-free and intact condition, and after having thoroughly set it up, it is ready to play. Its sophisticated, mature sound is bright, nuanced, resonant and solistic - a voice that meets the demands of professional musicians. We recommend to contact us for an appointment to play this cello at our studio in Munich, Germany, and to compare it to other individually selected instruments from our catalog.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1900
  • 19th century Mittenwald violin, made approx. 1880
  • Old German violin. Made in Markneukirchen/Saxony, classical model, approx. 1920
  • Modern Italian violin of the Pollastri-school: Bruno Piastri, 1993
  • Old, c.1920 German violin from Markneukirchen - warm, bright sound
  • Antique, silver mounted viola bow. Fine German work, c.1910
  • Markneukirchen violin bow. Made approx. 1940, strong, warm, tone
  • Fine French violin No 283 by Gustave Villaume, Nancy 1931
  • Fine soloist violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • German violin from Mittenwald, Guarnerius model, 1930'ies
  • Fine violin bow. Silver mounted master violin bow, 1920's
  • French violin bow. Marc Laberte, silver mounted
  • Fine cello bow. Joseph Alfred Lamy père, Paris
  • Fine French 3/4 cello bow by Louis Bazin
  • Modern Italian viola, Stefano Conia, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • Master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel. Erlbach / Markneukirchen 1988
  • Contemporary Italian violin of the Otello Bignami school: Gianni Norcia, Bologna
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow. Knopf workshop, c.1880
  • Modern Italian violin. Giorgio Grisales, Cremona, 1993 (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Ernst Heinrich Roth concert violin, Bubenreuth, 1965
  • SALE / Master violin from Bubenreuth. Violin maker Bernd Dimbarth No. 64
  • Modern violin by Beare & Son. Beijing 1995
  • German Violin by Braun & Hauser München. Approximately 1900