Fine Tyrolean master violin, approx. 1850

This mature, mid 19th century Tyrolean master violin with a lion head ranks amongst the most remarkable instruments in the price range we have discovered in recent months. And it comes as a surprise that its maker's name and label has been almost lost in history, given the exceptionally fine quality of the violin's flawless craftsmanship and individual appearance. Defining features indicate...

This mature, mid 19th century Tyrolean master violin with a lion head ranks amongst the most remarkable instruments in the price range we have discovered in recent months. And it comes as a surprise that its maker's name and label has been almost lost in history, given the exceptionally fine quality of the violin's flawless craftsmanship and individual appearance. Defining features indicate that the violin was made in the Alpine region of Tyrol, influenced by the predominant school of Klotz in Mittenwald and Stainer in Absam at the time. The delicate golden brown varnish applied on a golden-yellow ground has developed interesting patina and determines the antique appearance of this fine master violin. The expressive carving of the lion head is of a quality that is nearly unparalleled. Our expert restorer has meticulously set up this fine 19th century violin that is offered with some most minor restoration (literally crack-free) in very good condition. We recommend it to professionals and demanding musicians because of its warm, sweet, appealing sound with a wealth of timbres that permit a wide range of finely nuanced interpretations.

€ 4,990.00
approx. $ 4,990.00
€5,490.00
Inventory no.
6674
Provenance
Bavaria/Tyrol
Year
circa 1850
Tone
warm, sweet, bright, aged
Length of back
35.4 cm
Tiroler Meistergeige um 1850
Fine Tyrolean master violin, approx. 1850
Fine Tyrolean master violin, approx. 1850
Fine Tyrolean master violin, approx. 1850
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