Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde

This old Italian violin came from the Officina di liuteria artistica Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona, and its warm, Italian sound and premium aesthetic reflect high standards in violin making. Under the directorship of Aristide Cavalli, who established the officina in 1880, the outstanding...

This old Italian violin came from the Officina di liuteria artistica Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona, and its warm, Italian sound and premium aesthetic reflect high standards in violin making. Under the directorship of Aristide Cavalli, who established the officina in 1880, the outstanding masters who worked there elevated the workshop to the key position it came to play in Italian violin making during the early 20th century. This Cremona violin features a highly individual and well-honed style; it was crafted in 1920 and inspired by an elegant model with a flat table and narrow sound holes which are typically set at a slight diagonal angle. On the inside of the body, an original label indicates the violin’s provenance from the officina and a signature, used to honour the masters from a family of prominent Cremonese violin makers who practiced their craft in the late 17th and 18th century. The moderately-grained top and the mildly flamed maple of the two-piece back create delicate accents under the strikingly lovely oil varnish. The delicately carved scroll, which is small by Italian standards, and carefully accentuated margins round out the inimitable appearance of this violin and its rich personality. This crackfree violin has a few minor flaws in the varnish on the top and the scroll only, but otherwise this rare 1920s violin is in very good condition and has no cracks. It was meticulously set up by the specialists in our workshop and made ready to play, making its musical properties – a resonant, timbre-rich voice and very good response – as compelling as its aesthetic is. Like all our violins and violin bows, we offer free shipping, a 30-day return policy and an unlimited trade-in guarantee. The price includes the certificate.

Corilon violins certificates
violin
€ 12,900.00
approx. $ 14,061.00
Inventory no.
6744
Maker
Officina Claudio Monteverde
Provenance
Cremona
Year
1920
Tone
warm, mature, Italian
Length of back
36.0 cm
Officina Claudio Monteverde
Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde
Officina Claudio Monteverde Cremona
Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde
Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde
Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde
Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde
Old Italian violin, Cremona 1920 - Officina Claudio Monteverde
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