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Violin from Saxony, Dresden - top
Violin from Saxony, Dresden - top
Violin from Saxony, Dresden - top
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Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown, probably Lowendall
Length of back: 36.3 cm
Year: approx. 1900
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German Violin, Dresden, probably Lowendall

This good sounding violin is a typical example of instruments from Saxony that were built around 1900 in Dresden, labeled "manufactured in Dresden" and with the initial "L" that probably stands for the Lowendall workshops. Even our high-resolution photographs only give a small idea of the gloss that is featured by the deeply shining orange-brown colored varnish, that developed some patina and is full of beautiful, antique character with some traces of use, according to the high age of the violin. Fine purfling was inlaid close to the edges, w work of good craftsmanship as well as the harmonically shaped, quickly carved scroll. This quality piece of sound is preserved in good condition with a minor repair to the right f-wing. It was thoroughly worked over in our workshop and is offered ready to unfold its large voice with immediate response, a radiant and dominant sound that is rich in overtones, well-balanced, floating and very resonant.

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