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Lute-guitar resp. Wandervogellaute by VEB Sinfonia, table with beautifully carved rose

GermanMarkneukirchen lute, approx. 1960

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: VEB Sinfonia
Length of back: 52.1 cm
Year: approx. 1960

Viol (viol da gamba) bow by Lothar Seifert - frog

Viol bow by Lothar Seifert

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Lothar Seifert
Length of back: 61.7 g
Year: approx. 1970

Viola da gamba bow by Arnold Dolmetsch - tip

Viola da Gamba bow, Arnold Dolmetsch

Provenance: Haslemere, Surrey
Maker: Arnold Dolmetsch
Length of back: 72.2 g
Year: approx. 1930


1/2 sized English violin, J. Brown - table

1/2 English violin by J. Brown

Provenance: England
Maker: J. Brown
Length of back: 31.2 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Double bass bow, French model, approx. 1950-1960 - frog

Double bass bow, French model

Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 176.4 g
Year: approx. 1900

Silent violin, Germany approx. 1920

Practice violin, approx. 1920

Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.3 cm
Year: approx. 1920


English snake wood gamba bow by J. Boby

English snake wood viola da gamba bow by J. Boby

Provenance: England
Maker: J. Boby
Length of back: 63.9 g
Year: approx. 1980

Tenor viol, Dolmetsch, Haslemere 1993 - top

English tenor viol, Dolmetsch, 1993 - for repair

Provenance: Haslemere
Maker: Dolmetsch
Length of back: 47.8 cm
Year: 1993

Pochette Tanzmeistergeige kit violin, Rieger Munich approx. 1900 - table

Pochette (kit violin), by Rieger München. approx. 1900

Provenance: Munich
Maker: Rieger
Length of back: 31,5 cm
Year: approx. 1900


Baroque violin bow, Motek Leeuwarden, circa 1995 - frog

Interesting baroque violin bow, Motek Leeuwarden

Provenance: Altea
Maker: Motek Leeuwarden
Length of back: 56.2 g
Year: approx. 1995

Silend master violin, France around 1850

Silent violin from France around 1900

Provenance: France
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 36,1 cm
Year: 1900 circa

Baroque violin after Andrea Amati - top

Baroque violin after Andrea Amati

Provenance: Montreal
Maker: Francis Beaulieu
Length of back: 34.1 cm
Year: 2005


Stroh violin, Armin Sternberg, Budapest approx. 1910

Stroh violin Nr. 722 by Armin Sternberg, Budapest

Provenance: Budapest
Maker: Armin Sternberg
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: approx. 1910

Lady´s violin - 7/8 violin from Mirecourt, approx. 1920 - top

7/8-sized French violin, approx. 1920

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.1 cm
Year: approx. 1920

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Magnificent Italian roundback mandolin, Ermelinda Silvestri, circa 1900

Magnificent Italian roundback mandolin, Ermelinda Silvestri, circa 1900

Provenance: Rome
Maker: Ermelinda Silvestri
Length of back: 31.8 cm
Year: approx. 1900


Viol, Wolfgang Uebel, tenor gamba, 1971 - top

Viol, tenor, by Wolfgang Uebel, dated 1971

Provenance: Celle
Maker: Wolfgang Uebel
Length of back: 52.2 cm
Year: 1971

French calssical bow, circa 1820 - frog

French Classical violin bow, circa 1820 (J.-F. Raffin)

Provenance: France
Maker: Ecole de Gaulard
Length of back: 52.4 g
Year: approx. 1820

Professional electric violin, silent violin "made in Germany"

Professional electric violin (silent violin): Wolfgang Löffler's "e-Strings"

Provenance: Munich
Maker: Wolfgang Löffler
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Year: new

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Rare Baroque viola, 18th century

Southern German baroque viola, approx. 1780

Provenance: Southern Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.1 cm
Year: late 18th century

Dodd classical violin bow, approx. 1800 - frog

Dodd classical violin bow, early London (Roland Baumgartner)

Provenance: London
Maker: Dodd
Length of back: 52.5 g
Year: 1800 circa

Hellier Stradivari copy by François Alexis Maline

Hellier Stradivari copy by François Alexis Maline

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: François Alexis Maline
Length of back: 36.0 cm
Year: 1850 circa


7/8 master violin, E. Willis, 1913 - top

7/8 - English master violin by E. Willis

Provenance: Reading
Maker: E. Willis
Length of back: 34.9 cm
Year: 1913

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Baroque violin, 18th century - top

English Baroque violin, 18th century

Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: Late 18th century

Michael Pilger, 1997 Baroque violin

Michael Pilger, Cologne: 1997 Baroque violin

Provenance: Cologne
Maker: Michael Pilger
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1997

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Baroque violin by Arthur Bay, Heiligenberg

Provenance: Heiligenberg
Maker: Arthur Bay
Length of back: 35.6 cm
Year: 1991

Viola d'amore, prob. northern Germany, approx. 1900 - top

Viola d'amore, masterpiece from around 1900

Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Baroque violin approx. 1800 - top

Rare baroque violin in unmodified original condition, approx. 1800

Provenance: England or southern Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1800

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New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Old, warm sounding French violin, Mirecourt, 1920's
  • Antique German violin after Amati, approx. 1900
  • Interesting modern violin by Beare & Son, Beijing 1995
  • Markneukirchen violin by Meinel & Herold, "Künstler-Violine Nr. 20", Guarnerius model
  • Albert Nürnberger: Powerful silver mounted violin bow
  • Fine violin by Nicolò Gagliano, 1762 (certificate J. & A. Beare)
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • Fine Czech master violin after Guarneri, Schönbach, 1920
  • H. Emile Blondelet, old French violin, No. 235
  • Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • German Penzel violin bow, approx. 1960
  • 3/4 - Fine French 3/4 violin, approx. 1910
  • Eckart Richter, fine contemporary master violin from Markneukirchen, 1995
  • Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935
  • Fine quality Markneukirchen violin bow, c.1930
  • Luminous Red Mittenwald violin, approx. 1960
  • Old German violin, Saxony, approx. 1920
  • German Saxon violin with a clear, brilliant sound
  • 19th century: Antique French Mirecourt violin, Pailliot, approx. 1820
  • Markneukirchen cello bow, 1960's
  • Very fine French viola bow by Pierre Testa, Paris (contemporary)
  • 1/2 - antique 19th century French 1/2 violin, c.1870
  • Fine master violin bow by Hermann Richard Pfretzschner
  • Rare historic violin by Christoph Friedrich Hunger, Leipzig, 1776