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Antique German lion head violin
Antique German lion head violin
Antique German lion head violin
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: 1880 circa
Tone: strong, clear
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Antique German lion head violin, c.1880

An strong and clear sounding, powerful German lion head violin of the 19th century. The violin was made in Saxony around 1880, probably in the workshops of F. A. Glass II. The model is after Jacobus Stainer as indicated by the label. The top is made of medium grained spruce, the two piece back of deeply flamed maple. The scroll is a typical saxon lion head. The instrument is well preserved and despite a minor f-wing repair to the outer left soundhole wing undamaged. It has been set up and is ready to play. The sound is well balanced, strong, clear and dark with excellent strength.

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