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Hopf violin from Klingenthal, c.1820

This Hopf violin from Klingenthal is a typical example of the famous Hopf ateliers in every way

The look of this Hopf violin is so distinctive that there is no need to see the Hopf stamp on the outside of the back to confirm their provenance; the characteristic “angular” model of the body and the unmistakable aesthetic of the varnish eliminate any remaining doubt. A closer...

This Hopf violin from Klingenthal is a typical example of the famous Hopf ateliers in every way

The look of this Hopf violin is so distinctive that there is no need to see the Hopf stamp on the outside of the back to confirm their provenance; the characteristic “angular” model of the body and the unmistakable aesthetic of the varnish eliminate any remaining doubt. A closer study of this orginal Hopf violin reveals a more individual profile, however: one that was richly inspired by an Italian master whose influence is especially apparent in the opulently executed edges. Delicate ornaments on the back witness the artistic sense of the maker. This attached neck is typical of Klingenthal violin making around 1800 and the transitional period into modern instruments. The historic character is further enhanced both by the thick patina of the varnish and by the bright, sweet, clear and powerful sound the violin has developed, a trait which gives historic stringed instruments their unique mature depth. We are offering this beautiful Hopf violin in very good condition; we have worked over this violin completely, which is now immediately ready to play!

 

Inventory no.
4834
Maker
Hopf
Provenance
Klingenthal
Year
1820 circa
Tone
bright, sweet, clear, rich in overtones
Length of back
35.1 cm
Hopf violin, Klingenthal - table of spruce wood
Hopf violin, Klingenthal approx. 1820 - top view
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Historical, c.1820 Hopf violin from Klingenthal - scroll
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