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English violin, Henry Wilson, 1837
English violin, Henry Wilson, 1837
English violin, Henry Wilson, 1837
Provenance: Manchester
Maker: Henry Wilson
Length of back: 35.8 cm
Year: 1837
Tone: Dark, silvery
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English violin, Henry Wilson, 1837

This 19th century violin with a powerful voice is a typical representation of the English violin making tradition, made by Henry Wilson early in the 19th century, in 1837. The broad model with full archings reveal its English provenance. Wilson used particularly beautiful woods: the mildly flamed irregular pattern of the birdseye maple of the two-piece back and the ribs give the violin a greatly individual character, which the small, interesting scroll full of character completes. The brown varnish shows wear and signs of use, especially on the top. This unusual and unique piece is crackfree in very good condition. It has been meticulously set of in our violin making atelier and is offered ready to play. It has a very unique dark, silvery sound.

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