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Lion head violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1880 - top
Lion head violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1880 - top
Lion head violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1880 - top
Lion head of a Mittenwald violin, approx. 1880
Lion head of a Mittenwald violin, approx. 1880
Provenance: Mittenwald
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: approx. 1880

Lion head violin from Mittenwald, approx. 1880

This lion head violin by the traditional Bavarian Mittenwald violin making is an excellent example for quality instruments of this type, that do not only feature this nice, well-known decoration but also recommendable musical properties. The finely carved lion head that graces the top of the peg box in lieu of a scroll demonstrates high standards of craftsmanship. According to the high age of the violin that was built approx. 1880 the typical, intensively orange-red colored varnish developed interesting patina and expressive traces of use. Our violin makers thoroughly worked over this instrument and took special care of a neglectable repair near the saddle that has no impact on the violin´s sound. It is offered ready to play with a clear and strong voice, that is precise and features a warm, convincingly resonant and mature sound.

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