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Old French violin c. 1910, after Antonio Stradivari (Laberte)

Old French violin by Laberte, Mirecourt with a good quality tone

This unmistakably French Mirecourt violin with its attractively antique appearance was crafted by Laberte in the 1910's in Mirecourt, the famous violin-making town in the Vosges Mountains. The same region also...

Old French violin by Laberte, Mirecourt with a good quality tone

This unmistakably French Mirecourt violin with its attractively antique appearance was crafted by Laberte in the 1910's in Mirecourt, the famous violin-making town in the Vosges Mountains. The same region also provided the beautiful tonewoods for the violin, which was patterned after a model by Antonio Stradivari. The slightly patinated orange-brown varnish shows slight signs from playing and patination; the deeply carved scroll is distinctly French in character. The violin makers in our workshop have thoroughly gone over this gorgeous, undamaged French "Stradivarius-violin" which has a high quality tone, set it up and made it ready to play to a high standard. The clear sound of this violin has a mature, ringing undertone and is very well balanced, sweet and resonant: it is a good example of the high tonal standards of the French violin-making tradition.

 
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Inventory no.
6444
Maker
Laberte
Provenance
Mirecourt
Year
1910 circa
Tone
clear, rich in overtones
Length of back
35.6 cm
Französische Geige aus Mirecourt mit Antikisierungen
Old French violin c. 1910, after Antonio Stradivari (Laberte)
Old French violin c. 1910, after Antonio Stradivari (Laberte)
Old French violin c. 1910, after Antonio Stradivari (Laberte)
Old French violin c. 1910, after Antonio Stradivari (Laberte)
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