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Violas and viola bows - Archive

Older 1980's German Paesold viola bow

Viola bow, 1980's German Paesold

Provenance: Baiersdorf
Maker: Paesold
Length of back: 66.9 g
Year: approx. 1980

German 1980's students viola, Bubenreuth

German 1980's students viola, Bubenreuth

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker:
Length of back: 39.3 cm
Year: 1980 circa

Silver mounted viola bow, W. R. Wild

German viola bow, silver mounted by W. R. Wild

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: W.R. Wild for GEWA
Length of back: 69.8
Year: approx. 1980


Modern viola - top

Modern viola, professional provenance

Provenance: Unknown
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 42.1 cm
Year: 1970 circa

German viola bow for sale - silver, 1980's

Provenance: Germany
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 67.1 g
Year: approx. 1980

Yngve Akesson, viola 1983 - top

Yngve Akesson, Sweden, Viola No. 36

Provenance: Helsingborg
Maker: Yngve Åkesson
Length of back: 41.2 cm
Year: 1983


Good German Bubenreuth viola

Good German Bubenreuth viola

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: 1950 circa

Gotthard Schuster, viola bow -frog

Fine Master viola bow by Gotthard Schuster

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Gotthard Schuster
Length of back: 65.2 g
Year: approx. 1970

Wolfgang Uebel, Viola da Gamba, 1975

Soprano Viola da gamba by Wolfgang Uebel

Provenance: Celle
Maker: Wolfgang Uebel
Length of back: 41.5 cm
Year: 1975


Hopf 3/4 viola from Saxony, approx. 1850 - top

3/4 - Klingenthal Hopf viola, approx. 1850

Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf workshops
Length of back: 36.1 cm
Year: approx. 1850

Old German viola bow - Lothar Seifert

Lothar Seifert, strong silver mounted viola bow, c.1980

Provenance: Germany
Maker: Lothar Seifert
Length of back: 72.3 g
Year: approx. 1980

Modern Welsh viola by Alan R. Payne

Modern Welsh viola by Alan R. Payne

Provenance: Machynlleth
Maker: Alan R. Payne
Length of back: 41.0 cm
Year: 1973


Mittenwald viola, approx. 1870 - top

Good Mittenwald viola, approx. 1890

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.1 cm
Year: approx. 1890

English viola with a large sound

English viola, Rope, 1920

Provenance: England
Maker: Rope
Length of back: 41.8 cm
Year: 1920

Antique French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1870

Antique French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1870

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.0 cm
Year: approx. 1870


Older English viola by Harold Lester Styles

Older English viola by Harold Lester Styles

Provenance: Bath
Maker: Harold Lester Styles
Length of back: 41.1 cm
Year: 1980

English Viola, John Chadwick, 1975 - top

English viola by John Chadwick, 1975

Provenance: Bebington
Maker: John Chadwick
Length of back: 41.4 cm
Year: 1975

Baroque bow for baroque viola, baroque viola bow

Baroque viola bow, England, circa 1800

Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 62.3 g
Year: approx. 1800


Old Saxon viola - top

Old German viola with inlaid ornaments

Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.5 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Good viola, Germany around 1900 - top

Wolff brothers, Kreuznach: Good German viola, around 1920

Provenance: Kreuznach
Maker: Wolff brothers
Length of back: 39.0 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Antique viola by Nicolaus Bernhard

Antique Markneukirchen viola by Nicolaus Bernhard

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Nicolaus Bernhard
Length of back: 38.5 cm
Year: 1900 circa


Contemporary Italian viola, Paolo Maglia 1990's - top

Contemporary Italian viola, Paolo Maglia 1990's

Provenance: Italy
Maker: Paolo Maglia
Length of back: 41.7 cm
Year: 1991

Heinrich Schnier, Viola, Stadthagen Germany 1951 - top view

Viola by Heinrich Schnier, Stadthagen

Provenance: Stadthagen
Maker: Heinrich Schnier
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: 1951

Antique French viola, top view

Late 19th century French viola

Provenance: France
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: approx. 1890


Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola - table

Robert Barth, Stuttgart: attractive viola

Provenance: Stuttgart
Maker: Robert Barth
Length of back: 39.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Good old German-Bohemian viola

Good old German-Bohemian viola

Provenance: Czechoslovakia
Maker:
Length of back: 39,6 cm
Year: 1920 circa

Markneukirchen viola by Louis Dölling Jr - top

Old German viola by Louis Dölling Jr., Markneukirchen

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Louis Dölling Jr.
Length of back: 39.4 cm
Year: 1953


Old English viola from the 1920'ies - top

Old English viola from the 1920'ies

Provenance: England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.8 cm
Year: 1920 circa

Ottomar Hausmann, viola, Mittenwald ca. 1950 - top

Mittenwald viola by Ottomar Hausmann

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Ottomar Hausmann
Length of back: 40.2 cm
Year: 1950 circa

Markneukirchen viola by M. H. Heckel

Old Markneukirchen viola by M. H. Heckel

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: M. H. Heckel
Length of back: 39.1 cm
Year: 1912


Richelme viola, late 19th century - top view

French Richelme viola, late 19th century

Provenance: Marseille
Maker: presumably Antoine Marius Richelme
Length of back: 41.4 cm
Year: approx. 1890

Viola - top

Recommendable Czech viola, 1920's, made in the Italian style

Provenance: Czech Republic
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Antique 19th century Vienna viola, approx. 1870 - top

Antique 19th century Vienna viola, approx. 1870

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Lutz
Length of back: 39.3 cm
Year: approx. 1870


Old German Mittenwald viola, Neuner & Hornsteiner

Neuner & Hornsteiner viola, Mittenwald c.1920

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Neuner & Hornsteiner
Length of back: 39.8 cm
Year: approx. 1920

Petite French viola, 19th century - top

Petite French viola, approx. 1850, Paul Cabasse

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: P. Cabasse
Length of back: 37.4 cm
Year: approx. 1850

 5 string viola, Louis Dölling Jr., Markneukirchen, 1932 - table

Rare 5 string viola, masterpiece by Louis Dölling Jr., Markneukirchen, 1932

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Louis Dölling Jr.
Length of back: 39.6 cm
Year: 1932


French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1900

Petite French viola, Mirecourt approx. 1830

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.0 cm
Year: approx. 1830

Czech master viola, circa 1900

Czech master viola, Bohemia, approx. 1900

Provenance: Czechoslovakia
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: approx. 1900

Tertis model: German viola by Alois Schöttl, Ludwigshafen 1938

Tertis model: German viola by Alois Schöttl, Ludwigshafen 1938

Provenance: Ludwigshafen
Maker: Alois Schöttl
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: 1938


Turner, London: English lion head viola - top

Turner, London: petite lion's head viola, 19th century

Provenance: London
Maker: Turner London
Length of back: 38.1 cm
Year: approx. 1830

Antique viola Mirecourt

Antique 19th century Mirecourt viola (sold)

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 37.7 cm
Year: 1820

Master viola by Eric Voigt, Manchester 1963

Master viola by Eric Voigt, Manchester

Provenance: Manchester
Maker: Eric Voigt
Length of back: 42.5 cm
Year: 1963


Jan Kudanowski, Italian viola, Cremona, Viola No. 45 - top

Jan Kudanowski, Italian viola of Cremona, Viola No. 45

Provenance: Birmingham
Maker: Jan Kudanowski
Length of back: 42.1 cm
Year: 1976

Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830 - top

Virtuoso Klingenthal viola, circa 1830

Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.1 cm
Year: approx. 1830

Interesting viola from around 1800, probably English - top

Soloist viola from around 1800, probably English, extremely powerful sound

Provenance: probably England
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 40.4 cm
Year: approx. 1800


Fine Prague viola, 18th century, prob. Johann Willer

Fine viola, Johann Michael Willer, Prague 1776

Provenance: Prague
Maker: Johann Michael Willer
Length of back: 39.5 cm
Year: 1776

Rare 19th century Italian viola

Italian viola, 19th century

Provenance: Italy
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 38.4 cm
Year: 1890 circa

Modern Italian viola by Felice Vitozzi, Roma, 1981 - table

Modern Italian viola by Felice Vitozzi, Roma, 1981

Provenance: Roma
Maker: Felice Vitozzi
Length of back: 42.1 cm
Year: 1981


Italian viola, Carlo Giudicci 1945

Italian viola, Carlo Giudicci 1945

Provenance: Varese
Maker: Carlo Giudicci
Length of back: 40.0 cm
Year: 1945


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • 3/4 -Antique 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1880
  • Charles Louis Bazin: fine and powerful French cello bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin)
  • SALE: Old Mittenwald violin, J. A. Baader, c.1900
  • Bohemian student violin, c.1960/1970
  • 3/4 - warm and resonant sounding French 3/4 violin
  • SALE: Modern Italian violin, Piero Virdis, Pattada 2002 (certificate Piero Virdis)
  • SALE: Fine 18th century violin, Franz Knitl, Freising, 1769
  • Magnificent French violin, François Caussin, Neufchateau approx. 1850 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • TONALLY IMPROVED: Fine violin by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1962 (certificate E. H. Roth)
  • Fine quality viola by Ernst Heinrich Roth, 1958
  • 1/2 - Mittenwald violin, Sebastian Hornsteiner, 1970
  • 3/4 - small antique 3/4 sized Mittenwald violin, Eugen Gärtner stock
  • Fine 18th century violin, Klotz circle, approx. 1790 (certificate Hieronyms Köstler)
  • Christoph Götting, contemporary elite master violin
  • Giovanni Lazzaro, Padova 1990: Italian violin
  • Modern Italian violin, probably Luigi Mozzani, 1941
  • Italian violin, Luigi Vistoli, Lugo 1943 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Raffaello Bozzi,  Milano, 1939: Italian violin (certificate Cesare Magrini)
  • Old Italian violin, Officina Claudio Monteverde, Cremona 1921
  • Hopf, Klingenthal, early violin approx. 1800
  • Violin op. 13 by Alajos Werner, Budapest, 1910
  • Excellent French violin, Collin-Mézin (fils), 1947, "Le Victorieux", No. 120
  • H. Emile Blondelet, French violin, No. 235
  • SALE: French violin No. 73, Chenantais & Le Lyonnais, Nantes, 1933