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Petite English violin, late 18th century - top
Petite English violin, late 18th century - top
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Provenance: England
Maker: Hardie school
Length of back: 35.3 cm
Year: approx. 1800
Tone: Warm, mature, fluid
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Petite English violin, approx. 1800

Scottish luthier Matthew Hardie was one of the most influential figures in British violin making of his day, and his good name survived long past his death in 1826. Stringed instruments that were somewhat simpler but had an outstanding sound were mad ein his style, and this delicate violin is an excellent example. It is clear, however, that this instrument cannot in any way be associated with cheap mass-produced goods, as is clearly evident in the striking aesthetic of the two piece top crafted from excellent tone wood. "Trade quality" English violins at this time also included excellent instruments that simply were not created by masters. The luminously golden-brown varnish has developed a charming patina which plays up its historic character. The body length of 35.3 cm and the somewhat shorter body stop of 18.8 cm means that the instrument is especially well suited for musicians with smaller hands; they will find broad potential in terms of the musical expression the violin's mature sound provides. Its slightly strict note gives the warm, bright voice an unmistakable and unique profile. This violin has undergone some repairs that are typical for old stringed instruments of advanced years: the scroll, which was carefully and tastefully carved, has been grafted on, and some cracks on the ribs and the back seam were professionally repaired and do not affect the sound in any way. The top and back have remained in outstanding condition. After having been thoroughly set up by the specialists in our atelier, this petite English violin is now ready to play, and we warmly recommend this rare instrument with its good, warm sound.

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