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Violas and viola bows - Archive

German 1980's students viola, Bubenreuth

German 1980's students viola, Bubenreuth

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

Modern contemporary viola

Modern contemporary viola, professional provenance

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

Yngve Akesson, viola 1983 - top

Viola No. 36. Yngve Akesson, Sweden

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


Good German Bubenreuth viola

German viola. O. R. Glier model

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

English viola by Alan McDougall - table

SALE: English viola by Alan McDougall

Provenance: Middleham,Leyburn
Maker: Alan McDougall
Length of back: 41.5 cm
Year: 1986

H. R. Pfretzschner Viola bow around 1940 - frog

SALE H. R. Pfretzschner viola bow. A strong player, c. 1940

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: H. R. Pfretzschner
Length of back: 64.5 g
Year: 1940 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


Fine contemporary viola bow. Rudolf Neudörfer, Bubenreuth - frog

Fine contemporary viola bow. Rudolf Neudörfer, Bubenreuth

Provenance: Bubenreuth
Maker: Rudolf Neudörfer
Length of back: 70.4 g
Year: 1989

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

Roger Lotte: French viola bow, Mirecourt - frog

French viola bow. Roger Lotte, Mirecourt c.1940

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Roger François Lotte
Length of back: 68.1 g
Year: approx. 1940


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

Fine French contemporary viola bow by Pierre Testa, Paris - frog

Fine French viola bow. Pierre Testa, Paris (contemporary)

Provenance: Paris
Maker: Pierre Testa
Length of back: 70.0 g
Year: approx. 2010

Marc Laberte, silver mounted viola bow - Frog

French viola bow. Marc Laberte, silver mounted, c.1950

Provenance: Mirecourt
Maker: Marc Laberte
Length of back: 71.4 g
Year: approx. 1950


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


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

German master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel, Erlbach / Markneukirchen - top

SALE Master viola No. 19, Klaus Schlegel. Erlbach / Markneukirchen 1988

Provenance: Erlbach / Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 41.2 cm
Year: 1988

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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. Made by Ottomar Hausmann, c.1950

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


Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935- table

Good Schönbach viola, Ferdinand Fischer, 1935

Provenance: Schönbach
Maker: Ferdinand Fischer
Length of back: 39.2 cm
Year: 1935

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Rare "Ritter viola", viola alta, Markneukirchen, c.1910 - Top

Ritter viola. Viola alta, Markneukirchen, c.1910

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 47.5 cm
Year: approx. 1910

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


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

Fine Markneukirchen viola, Johann Christian Voigt II, 18th century - table

SALE: Fine Markneukirchen viola, Johann Christian Voigt II, 18th century

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Johann Christian Voigt II
Length of back: 39.4 cm
Year: late 18th century

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Interesting 18th century Markneukirchen viola, 1780 / 1790

18th century Markneukirchen viola, c.1780

Provenance: Markneukirchen
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 39.2 cm
Year: approx. 1780

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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

Matthias Hornsteiner Mittenwald

Fine Mittenwald viola, Matthias Hornsteiner, 1802

Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Matthias Hornsteiner
Length of back: 38.2 cm
Year: 1802



New arrivals in our catalogue
  • Old Markneukirchen violin, 1940's (Saxony)
  • Fine, petite Mittenwald viola by Anton Jais c.1790 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Contemporary Italian viola from Cremona by Piergiuseppe Esposti
  • SALE Eugène Nicolas Sartory: Fine French violin bow (certificate J.-F. Raffin) - investment
  • Fine French Georges Apparut violin, 1934
  • Antique Czech master violin. A fine copy of Johann Georg Thir, c.1900
  • Old Bohemian violin
  • French violin bow, c.1900, atelier Charles Nicolas Bazin
  • Powerful German violin bow by H.R. Pfretzschner, silver
  • Old French violin bow, J.T.L. for Pierre Hel
  • French violin by H. Emile Blondelet, No. C7, 1924
  • English violin by Jeffery J. Gilbert, 1906
  • Czech master violin by Carolus Joseph Dvorak, Prague 1940
  • SALE Victor Fétique. Fine French violin bow, approximately 1930 – round stick (certificate by J. F. Raffin)
  • Stefano Conia, modern Italian viola, Cremona 1985 (certificate Stefano Conia)
  • 3/4 - 19th century Mittenwald 3/4 violin, approx. 1880
  • WORKED OVER AND OPTIMIZED Cristiano Ferrazzi, Verona: Italian violin op. 120 - Violinist's recommendation!
  • H. Derazey workshop, fine 19th century French violin
  • Mittenwald master violin by Karl Sandner, 1968
  • French violin #316 by René Morizot (certificate by Rene Morizot)
  • Rare violin by Joseph Michael Gschiell, Pest, Hungary 1789
  • WORKED OVER AND IMPROVED Fine violin of the Thir circle / school, approx. 1750 (certificate Hieronymus Köstler)
  • Fine French 3/4 violin bow, c.1920
  • Silver mounted violin bow. 1950's, Markneukirchen