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Provenance: Bern
Maker: Jean Werro
Length of back: 36.2 cm
Year: 1925
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Fine Swiss master violin, approximately 1925, by Jean Werro, Bern

A rarity of modern violin making, this master violin crafted by Jean Werro ranks amongst the very few instruments made by an internationally successful entrepreneur whose workshop in Bern was one of the foremost addresses in Europe for restoration, appraisal and instrument sales. Since his business was so successful, Jean Werro stayed far away from all violin-making competitions and exhibitions – with one exception. In 1927, he won a gold medal in Geneva with his son Henry, whose entry into the family company thus received professional recognition from an independence source. Consequently, it is legitimate to interpret this violin Jean Werro crafted two years earlier as the father’s guide to the standards he set for the acoustic and aesthetic qualities he wanted in his workshop. The classical elegance of this Stradivari-oriented model features small and attractive sound holes, finely executed purfling and a perfectly carved scroll, details which all reveal the confident hand of a master who gave his work an appealing and distinctive attributes. Underneath the transparent golden-coloured oil varnish, the quality of the premium tone woods is evident at a glance. Both the delicate narrow grain of the spruce top as well as the dynamic and strikingly lovely flames of the two-piece maple back define the stylish aesthetic of this violin from a top-tier workshop. Its subtle crackling gives it a slightly historic character. The Italian arch of the body was well interpreted and executed with great knowledge, and it makes a major contribution to the excellent tonal properties of this perfectly preserved violin. A large and fine golden voice with compelling precision.

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