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Antique German Mittenwald violin, Klotz circle c.1770

Dating from around 1770, this highly interesting professional Mittenwald violin is an excellent work made in the Klotz tradition of Mittenwald. Elements of the elegant model indicate the strong influence of the Klotz violin model. The medium to finely-grained spruce of the top and the very mild flames of the maple used in the one-piece back reflect its maker's extensive experience and...

Dating from around 1770, this highly interesting professional Mittenwald violin is an excellent work made in the Klotz tradition of Mittenwald. Elements of the elegant model indicate the strong influence of the Klotz violin model. The medium to finely-grained spruce of the top and the very mild flames of the maple used in the one-piece back reflect its maker's extensive experience and elegant style, which are also evident in the well-executed sound holes and purfling. The aged varnish shows patina and has a protective transparent overvarnish and some traces of use which are fitting for the violin's age, as is the grafted scroll, which is a leter work from the 19th century. Our atelier for violin making and restoration has meticulously worked over this fine and historic lightweight instrument, that is preserved in remarkable crack-free condition. With its wonderfully mature and aged sound full of strength, warmth and balance, this fine violin is an impressive testimony to the reasons why the Klotz school plays such an important part in the history of European violin making. This delicate Mittenwald master violin features a warm and mature, aged voice which is bright and sweet in the upper registers. 

Inventory no.
6399
Provenance
Mittenwald
Year
circa 1770
Tone
warm, large, mature, precise, rich in sound colors
Length of back
36.2 cm
Geige um 1770 aus Mittenwald - Klotz Familie
Antique German Mittenwald violin, Klotz circle c.1770
Antique German Mittenwald violin, Klotz circle c.1770
Antique German Mittenwald violin, Klotz circle c.1770
Antique German Mittenwald violin, Klotz circle c.1770
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