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Lion head violin Saxony approx. 1900 - top
Lion head violin Saxony approx. 1900 - top
Lion head violin Saxony approx. 1900 - top
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lion head
lion head
Provenance: Saxony
Maker: Unknown
Length of back: 35.9 cm
Year: approx. 1920
Tone: Warm, dark, open, strong
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Antique lion head violin from Saxony

This antique lion head violin is an instrument of well-played, antique beauty that was built around 1920 in Saxony, a violin after a traditional Jakobus Stainer model with nicely handcrafted, eye-catching ornaments. The lion head was carved with skillful care, the edges are decorated with a black and white twisted band. The one-piece back and the two-piece top of medium grained spruce are covered by a dark-brown colored varnish with many traces from intensive player. The unknown violin maker successfully created an instrument that recommends itself not only by its harmonius aesthetical appearance, but also by its dark, warm, open and clear sound. This lion from Saxony is preserved crackfree and in best condition, ready to play.

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