SALE Didier Nicolas (L‘Ainé), French violin, circa 1810

This exceptionally lovely early 19th century violin made by the influential Mirecourt luthier Didier Nicolas L'Ainé is a powerful instrument that has been crafted in the central work phase around 1810 before his death in 1833. There can be no doubt about the mastery of the founder of the Didier Nicolas workshop, given the defining characteristic details and the flawless quality of the instrument’s execution: the finely crafted purfling is the unmistakable expression of Didier Nicolas style, as is the premium light-brown spirit oil...

This exceptionally lovely early 19th century violin made by the influential Mirecourt luthier Didier Nicolas L'Ainé is a powerful instrument that has been crafted in the central work phase around 1810 before his death in 1833. There can be no doubt about the mastery of the founder of the Didier Nicolas workshop, given the defining characteristic details and the flawless quality of the instrument’s execution: the finely crafted purfling is the unmistakable expression of Didier Nicolas style, as is the premium light-brown spirit oil varnish which has developed a wonderful historic patina over the course of the decades. Expressive traces of use can be attributed to generations of technically accomplished musicians who played it extensively and applied a seal on the back - an expression of high esteem that earlier owners had for the violin. This powerful Didier Nicolas instrument is with minor restoration in well-kept condition, and the experts at our restoration studio set it up thoroughly and made it ready to play. Its large, sophisticated and warm, sweet sound gives it a mature voice full of sweetness – an instrument to fall in love with, a recommendation which speaks for itself. Like all violins from us this includes Corilon's trade guarantee and an optional certificate of appraisal.

€ 4,990.00
approx. $ 5,888.20
Inventory no.
5823
Maker
Didier Nicolas Ainé
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
circa 1820
Tone
large, sweet, colorful
Length of back
36.1 cm
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