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Mirecourt violin, approx. 1880 - top view
Mirecourt violin, approx. 1880 - top view
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Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: probably E. Somny Euchard
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: approx. 1892
Tone: Warm, clear, refined

Fine French violin after Amati, approx. 1892

This exceptionally beautiful French violin was made in the late 19th century in Mirecourt, the famous center of violin making. It is a very successful piece, that shows the influence of the style of Charles Jean Baptiste Collin-Mezin, an important master of violin making in this era. The elegant model is designed after Amati patterns; well selected tonewoods were used to build the instrument, regular medium grained spruce for the top and finely flamed maple for the back and ribs. Soft flutings, slightly accentuated edges and a highly transparent, shining golden-brown varnish determine the character of this fine French violin that bears a handwritten label dated 1892. We offer this recommendable violin with some optical flaws, but without any cracks and in very good condition, ready to play after a complete set up by our luthiers. The warm, clear and precise sound of this violin is very recommendable, warm and of refined character.

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