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Hopf violin, Klingenthal approx. 1850 - top view
Hopf violin, Klingenthal approx. 1850 - top view
Hopf violin, Klingenthal approx. 1850 - top view
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Provenance: Klingenthal
Maker: Hopf ateliers
Length of back: 36.3 cm
Year: approx. 1860
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Antique Hopf violin from Klingenthal, Saxony, approx. 1850

This violin from the famous Hopf ateliers in Klingenthal, Saxony, is an outstanding antique instrument with a wonderful sound that is superior to many other violins sharing the same provenance. The unmistakeable model with the well-known HOPF stamp on the back features the typical "angular" contours, opulently executed edges and a light brown varnish over a light ground. The scroll is full of character and clearly inspired by italian patterns, the purfling is crafted with great care by an experienced unknown violin maker. This old violin was completely worked over by our luthier, who applied a new boxwood setup, and is offered in immediate playing condition, unfolding its exceptionally beautiful, mature sound full of warmth and light facettes, sophisticated and colorful, precise and strong.

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