Antique French violin Laberte "Sarasate Maître"

This good French violin from the "Sarasate Maître" master line was made in the Laberte workshops in Mirecourt around 1910. The violin has a striking outline, distinctive soundhole and a transparent yet luminous golden-orange varnish with beautiful antiqueings, all marked by the style of the most prominent figures in French violin making that was prevalent in the mid 19th century....

This good French violin from the "Sarasate Maître" master line was made in the Laberte workshops in Mirecourt around 1910. The violin has a striking outline, distinctive soundhole and a transparent yet luminous golden-orange varnish with beautiful antiqueings, all marked by the style of the most prominent figures in French violin making that was prevalent in the mid 19th century. The violins unique character and premium quality distinguishes this Mirecourt violin from many of its sisters which hail from this workshop. The musical appreciation this good antique "Sarasate Maître" violin has received can be seen by some traces of use, especially on the back, which is crafted of wonderfully flamed maple. The violin was meticulously worked over by our luthier and is offered crackfree, ready to play. The aesthetic of this affordable French violin is as fascinating and enigmatic as its sound, powerful, rich in volume, mature and large, suitable for advanced players and beginners alike.

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Inventory no.
5967
Maker
Laberte
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
1910 circa
Tone
warm, mature, powerful
Length of back
35.9 cm
Sarasate Maitre: French violin by Laberte of their premum Sarasate series
Antique French violin Laberte "Sarasate Maître"
Antique French violin Laberte "Sarasate Maître"
Antique French violin Laberte "Sarasate Maître"
Antique French violin Laberte "Sarasate Maître"
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