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Lion head violin Saxony approx. 1900 - top
Lion head violin Saxony approx. 1900 - top
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lion head
lion head
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900
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Antique lion head violin from Saxony

This antique lion head violin is an instrument of a rarely witnessed quality that was built around 1900 in Saxony, a large violin after a traditional Jakobus Stainer model with excellently crafted, eye-catching ornaments. The lion head was carved with skillful care, the edges are decorated with a black and white twisted band. The one-piece back and the two-piece top of medium grained spruce are covered by a shining and light, golden-brown colored varnish with tastefully applied antique touches. The unknown violin maker successfully created an instrument that recommends itself not only by its harmonius aesthetical appearance, but also by its bright, warm, open and clear sound. This lion from Saxony is preserved crackfree and in best condition, ready to unfold its voice after a meticulous work-over by our luthier.

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