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.


pId1
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - top
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - top
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - back
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - back
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - ribs
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - ribs
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - scroll
Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz) - scroll
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Georg Carl (II) Klotz
Length of back: 36.2 cm
Year: 1766
Tone: Warm, sweet, pure
Archive

Georg Klotz, 1766: Fine Mittenwald violin (Georg Kloz)

The sophisticated sound of this historical Mittenwald violin is melodious and pure: it is a mature and originally labeled piece by Georg Carl (II) Klotz (Georg Kloz), who is also referred to as Georg Kloz II. The grandson of the famous Matthias Klotz (Kloz) and son of the influential master Sebastian Klotz (Kloz), Georg II Klotz was some 60 years of age when he crafted this instrument. However, it cannot be considered one of his later pieces in the traditional sense, since Georg II Klotz still had nearly two more decades ahead of him in which he continued to contribute to his extensive lifetime oeuvre. As a matter of fact, the majority of the authentic fine stringed instruments made by the Klotz family are attributed to him and his brother, and this violin also clearly reflects the work of an experienced master, what with its distinctive appearance which has only grown more beautiful over time and its superior musical qualities. The delicately shaped Baroque sound holes are as much an expression of the Klotz family tradition as they are of Georg’s personal style. The original luminously lovely aesthetic of the instrument is still evident on the back's reddish-brown varnish. The finely-grained spruce used for the back and the elegant flamed maple of the two-piece back have aged beautifully in their 250 years and give this violin its unmistakable warm, sweet voice. Given the advanced age of the instrument, it comes as no surprise that a few restorations were made, and they were executed with the greatest expertise and care, perfectly in keeping with the artisanal mastery which went into making the instrument. The scroll was made by a later hand. A certificate issued by the highly esteemed expert for Klotz instruments Wolfgang Zunterer is included in the price and confirms this violin’s history, and its marvelous sound makes it much more than simply an unearthed historic gem.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Antique Czech Schönbach violin by Wenzel Hoyer, dated 1903
  • 3/4 - antique French 3/4 violin, probably by JTL
  • Fine Italian viola by Marcello Martinenghi, 1949 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • German master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel, Erlbach / Markneukirchen
  • Roger François Lotte, fine French violin bow
  • Charming antique French violin after Antonio Stradivari
  • Strong, active violin bow, by Karl Heinz Richter, Silver
  • French violin bow, Mirecourt, probably J.T.L., approx. 1920
  • Very fine French viola bow by Pierre Testa, Paris (contemporary)
  • Fine antique Mittenwald Neuner & Hornsteiner violin, approx. 1860
  • Powerful German violin bow, Richard Geipel
  • Modern handmade Markneukirchen violin, by E. Wenzel 1992
  • Jacques Camurat, 1958: A French Paris master violin
  • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
  • French master violin No. 34 by Paul Hilaire, 1950
  • From the estate of Prof. Günter Szkokan: Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
  • Fine French violin, Andre Coinus, Mirecourt 1927
  • Antique Mittenwald violin, c.1910, inventory of Eugen Gärtner Stuttgart
  • Luigi Lanaro, Padova, modern Italian violin, 1975 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • Jean-Joseph Honoré Derazey: French master violin (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian master violin, Virgilio Cremonini, 2012
  • Italian violin, Francesco Cossu, 1979
  • Older Italian violin with a golden sound, 1970's
  • Giuseppe Lucci, fine Italian viola, Rome 1967 (certificate Eric Blot)