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Master violin from Southern Germany, 1750 ca. - top
Master violin from Southern Germany, 1750 ca. - top
Provenance: probably Nurnberg
Maker: Southern German master
Length of back: 35.7 cm
Year: approx. 1750

Magnificent early southern German master violin

Around 1750, the master crafted this magnificent master violin from the finest woods. It is a gorgeous master instrument that might hail from Nurnberg. A remarkable master violin catching the eye, with a striking arch, distinctive fluting, opulently executed edges and an eye-catching scroll, all marked by the style that was prevalent in the 18th century. Its “urban” character distinguishes the violin from many of its contemporaries which hail from the region, suggesting that the instrument hails from one of the large and influential cities of southern Germany. The musical appreciation this fine violin has received can be seen by the traces of intensive use, especially on the back, which is crafted of wonderfully even bird's eye maple. It has a serial number from the esteemed London company W. E.Hill & Sons on the fingerboard. The top of is made of premium fine-grained spruce and shows signs of restoration work; it is much darker towards the middle. It was worked over by our luthier and is offered ready to play. The aesthetic of this great violin is as fascinating and enigmatic as its sound, large and noble, clear and nuanced.

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