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Petite French 1/2 violin, or large 1/4 violin (intermediate size)

With a body length of 31.1 cm, this antique quality French small-sized violin belongs to the rare children's violins in an intermediate size between 1/2 and 1/4, which many small players particularly appreciate for their handiness and tonal advantages. With its orange-brown, very transparent and luminous varnish as well as the characteristic scroll, it is recognizable as a typical French...

With a body length of 31.1 cm, this antique quality French small-sized violin belongs to the rare children's violins in an intermediate size between 1/2 and 1/4, which many small players particularly appreciate for their handiness and tonal advantages. With its orange-brown, very transparent and luminous varnish as well as the characteristic scroll, it is recognizable as a typical French children's violin from the violin making town of Mirecourt and was probably made around 1900 in the workshops of the renowned company Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy (J.T.L.). The attractive, mild flaming of the one-piece maple back determines the character of this small 1/2 violin (or large 1/4 violin), which is rounded off by expressive playing marks and small repairs on the top; they show that the instrument, built after a proven Stradivari model, was played by good young musicians who were confident even in high registers. After a complete workover in our specialized workshop, we offer this interesting French children's violin immediately ready to play, recommending its powerful sound, warm, strong, deep and resonant.

 

Inventory no.
6335
Maker
JTL
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
circa 1900
Tone
warm, resonant, strong
Length of back
31.1 cm
Petite French 1/2 violin, or large 1/4 violin (intermediate size)
Petite French 1/2 violin, or large 1/4 violin (intermediate size)
Petite French 1/2 violin, or large 1/4 violin (intermediate size)
Petite French 1/2 violin, or large 1/4 violin (intermediate size)
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