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Rare violin, atthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, violin - top
Rare violin, atthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, violin - top
Rare violin, Matthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, Mittenwald violin - back
Rare violin, Matthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, Mittenwald violin - back
Matthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, violin - ribs
Matthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, violin - ribs
Matthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, Mittenwald violin - scroll
Matthias Hornsteiner „Dax“, Mittenwald violin - scroll
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Matthias Hornsteiner II "Dax"
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1770 circa
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Rare violin by Matthias Hornsteiner II, a.k.a. “Dax” (Hieronymus Köstler)

In addition to the great tradition of the Klotz dynasty, violin making in 18th century Mittenwald also entailed another style that was no less influential, a style attributed to Matthias Hornsteiner II, who was called Hornsteiner “Dax.” This rare violin by Hornsteiner Dax is one of his masterpieces and dates back to approximately 1770. It bears his original label and has all of the defining characteristics of the best Mittenwald masterpieces. The exceptionally lovely and very fine-grained spruce of the top is covered with a typical thin coat of darker varnish. Gentle, baroque soundholes and the expressive scroll on a long pegbox give this rare violin a highly distinctive profile. This fine stringed instrument is in exceptionally good condition, with only superficial damage to an edge and two minimal repairs to the top — “authentique dans tous les parties,” according to an original receipt from Caressa et Français in Paris from 18 April 1913. The delicate, nuanced and singing voice of this rare violin is solid confirmation of its builder's mastery. With a certificate issued by the renowned expert Hieronymus Köstler, Stuttgart.

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