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Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1800
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Early Master violin, approx. 1800

This remarkable master violin is shrouded in mystery. Made around the year 1800, a uniquely personal style pervades its design although the name of its maker and its exact place of origin remain unknown. Whereas the purfling and arching were carried out by an experienced craftsman of great sensibility and indicate Italian influences, the expressive scroll is relatively small and was delicately carved. Low ribs define the shape of the body; the yellow-brown oil varnish with its attractive, antiqued appearance may be younger than the instrument itself, but is of excellent quality and was applied with the greatest care. Like many good instruments that have reached a venerable age, this violin has seen several repairs, particularly to the ribs and several places on the top. However, by virtue of the artistry of its restorers and that essential element of luck, its musical qualities remain wholly undiminished. It has been thoroughly gone over and set up by our experienced luthier and is ready to play. The violin’s outstanding sound makes it an ideal instrument for a concert soloist. It is a very responsive instrument whose expressive, clear voice sings and resonates in tribute to the skill of its unknown maker.

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