Search:
corilon violins

Search

Instrument finder

What kind of sound are you
looking for?
You can select one or more search fields and combine them however you like.

Instruments
Provenance
Year
Tone

Archive

More detailed information about stringed instruments and the history of violin making.


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

Antique 19th century Mirecourt viola (sold)

This early instrument was made in a time, in which the viola was still considered as a minor instrument of violin family. It is a small viola of remarkable quality, made in Mirecourt around 1820 on the model of Stradivaris with rather flat archings and a charcateristic scroll, typically cut in the French Mirecourt style of the time. The unknown maker who handcrafted the viola early in the 19th century did particularly well selecting the beautiful Vogesian woods with their interesting irregulair grains for their tonal qualities. The transparent gold-brown varnish is highly patinated and underlines the special beauty of the tonewoods. A neck repair, some repairs to the lower ribs and strong signs from playing indicate that this viola has been serving excellent players for many years.

Share it, make it social


New arrivals in our catalogue
  • German 3/4 violin bow by Adolf C. Schuster, Markneukirchen
  • Good quality 1920's Schuster & Co violin, Markneukirchen
  • Master violin by Wenzl Fuchs, Erlangen
  • Mirecourt - old French violin, c.1920
  • 3/4 violin from Markneukirchen, 1920's. Clear strong tone
  • Old German violin, probably by C.A. Wunderlich, oil varnished
  • Rare master violin by Leodegar Mayr, Bayerisch Gmain
  • Antique 19th century Bohemian violin
  • Pierre Joseph Hel: Fine French violin, Lille, 1901
  • French violin, S. M. "Imitation italienne", Mirecourt, 1920's
  • Contemporary Italian violin by Giovanni Lazzaro, Padua 1990
  • SALE Antique German 3/4 violin from Mittenwald, c.1870
  • Mittenwald violin. Johann Reiter / Erich Sandner
  • SALE Georges ConĂ©: Fine French violin no. 73. Lyon, 1937 - violinist's recommendation!
  • French violin bow. Probably Ecole de Bazin, c.1910
  • SALE Fine viola by Ferdinand Kugler, Vienna, 1973
  • SALE Edwin Lothar Herrmann, Silver mounted German viola bow
  • Italian violin, Romedio Muncher, Cremona 1929
  • 19th century Mittenwald violin. Neuner & Hornsteiner, approx. 1860
  • Charles Le Lyonnais, fine French atelier violin, Nantes 1939
  • Antique Mittenwald violin - approx. 1900
  • Giorgio Grisales: Modern Italian violin, Cremona (certificate Giorgio Grisales)
  • Antique Saxon master violin - 19th century, c.1870
  • Antique violin by Adolf Sprenger, Stuttgart, 1915