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.


Stradivarius copy, Wilhelm Ficker, Markneukirchen - violin
Stradivarius copy, Wilhelm Ficker, Markneukirchen - violin
Stradivarius copy, Wilhelm Ficker, Markneukirchen - violin
Fine Stradivarius copy, Wilhelm Ficker, Markneukirchen - back
Fine Stradivarius copy, Wilhelm Ficker, Markneukirchen - back
- side
- side
- scroll
- scroll
Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: August Wilhelm Ficker
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Tone: Warm, dark, rounded
Archive

Fine Stradivarius copy violin, Wilhelm Ficker, Markneukirchen

This premium 1920s violin from Markneukirchen has a distinctively lovely aesthetic. It was crafted in the well-respected atelier of August Wilhelm Ficker, whose original label was placed inside on the top block somewhat out of sight. Wilhelm Ficker ranked amongst the finest masters in his wide-reaching family tree, a name that earned itself a solid position in the history of Saxonian instrument making. After his apprenticeship with Herrmann Dölling sen., he spent seven years as an assistant to August Riechers in Berlin. August Riechers’ workshop was the atelier of choice for Joseph Joachim and his students and as well as a site that was regarded as the "academy for young luthiers." Consequently, this particular instrument, which was made in the fifth decade of Wilhelm Ficker's work at his own atelier, still shows the outstandingly cultivated sense of style and the flawless craftsman quality at the high standards he acquired in Berlin as a young master and brought back to his home in the Vogtland region in 1880. The rather broad model is based on a template by Antonio Stradivari and features excellently executed margins in an unmistakably Cremonese style. The powerful flames of the two-piece maple back self-confidently highlight the quality of the tone woods selected for this instrument, whereas the dark golden-brown varnish gives the violin its articulate character with charming crackling and antiquing that was successfully achieved to a degree which is seldom seen. The small delicate scroll and moderately arched table are the work of a confident hand that worked in fine detail. Kept in perfect and undamaged condition, this nearly hundred-year-old Wilhelm Ficker violin can be recommended with its large, warm and powerful sound. Its well-balanced, dark character and superb balance allow performers to interpret music with great precision.

Order a certificate of appraisal with this violin, the certificate option is available in the shopping cart.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Attractive old Czech violin, 1930's (certificate Löbner)
  • Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • German student violin after Guarneri, from Markneukirchen
  • Older Mittenwald violin, 1960's
  • Antique French 3/4 violin with a strong tone - J.T.L.
  • Handsome old German violin. "Conservatory violin", approx. 1920
  • SALE Older English violin, made in the 1940's - warm, golden tone
  • Old Czech violin full of character, made in the Italian style, c.1910
  • Alfred Knoll viola bow. Silver mounted, a strong player
  • SALE Raffaele Calace, Italian Neapolitanian violin, 1916 (certificate Eric Blot)
  • 1/4 - Fine French 1/4 violin bow. Morizot Frères (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE Fine Neuner & Hornsteiner 3/4 violin, Mittenwald, c.1850
  • Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, No. 4908
  • 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
  • SALE Claude A. Thomassin, fine French violin bow (certificate J. F. Raffin)
  • French Richelme violin No. 23, Marseille 1869 - collector's piece
  • 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