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Violins above $55,000
1. GIOVANNI PRESSENDA, Turin, 1834, a superb concert instrument, certificate by Dario D'Attili 355mm, (Our #31120) INQUIRE
2. JEAN-BAPTISTE VUILLAUME, Paris, 1845-50, a very strong & bold sounding Stradivari model, and a good and characteristic example of Vuillaume's work; Certificate from Kenneth Warren & Son 358mm, (Our #31317) INQUIRE
3. GIOVANNI PAOLO MAGGINI, Brecsia, c.1620, This important violin has the strong & full sound you would expect from a large model Maggini, and still remarkably suitable for a concert artist. Certificate by Charles Beare, London 362mm, (Our #30756) INQUIRE
4. CAMILLO CAMILLI, Mantua, c.1730, 354mm, (Our #31782) INQUIRE
5. GIOVANNI BATTISTA GABRIELLI, Florence, 1760, a beautiful example of this maker's work with a strong and elegant sound; Certificates: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia; and Max Moller, Amsterdam 353 mm, (Our #32107) INQUIRE
6. GIOVANNI BATTISTA GABRIELLI, Florence, 1750, Certificates: Hart & Son, London; John & Arthur Beare, London; William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia which states: "an outstanding example of this maker's work in flatness of the model, beauty of the wood selection, and state of preservation." 355 mm, (Our #31922) INQUIRE
7. GASPARO DA SALO, Brescia, late 16th century, the back and ribs bt Gasparo da Salo of Brescia, and the table and scroll in the style Joseph Guarneri del Gesu, are later work and attributed to John Frederick Lott II of London c.1840 354mm, (Our #31802) INQUIRE
8. PIETRO ANTONIO LANDOLFI, Milan, 1776, Certificates from: Rudolph Wurlitzer, New York, dated Jan. 11, 1939, and Paulus Pilat, New York dated Sept. 6, 1944 356mm, (Our #30120) INQUIRE
9. VINCENZO POSTIGLIONE, Naples, 1881, a Guarneri del Gesu model; the finest example of this early period of Postiglione's work we have seen & in an unusually fine state of preservation 357mm, (Our #31985) INQUIRE
10. PIETRO ANTONIO LANDOLFI, Milan, 1781, Certificate by Wm. Moennig & Son, Philadelphia 358mm, (Our #30414) INQUIRE
11. ANTONIO ZANOTTI, Mantua, c.1730, Certificate from Wm. Moennig & Son, Philadelphia 353mm, (Our #31445) INQUIRE
12. GIUSEPPE PEDRAZZINI, Milan, c.1910, an early example of this maker's work, a fine model of J. B. Guadagnini c.1770 354mm, (Our #28500) INQUIRE
13. JOANNES TONONI, Bologna, c.1690-1700, with restored cracks & worm repairs; dendrochronology puts the age of bass side wood at1657, and the treble side at 1655. Rory Williams in his blog concerning a local performance on this violin notes: "The haunting colors he elicits from the 1690 Tononi violin stay with you long after the bow’s last breath"; shows the hand of Carlo Tononi 351mm, (Our #24555) INQUIRE
14. LEANDRO BISIACH, SHOP OF, Milan, c.1915, a very fine Gagliano copy, bearing the label: Ferdinando Gagliano Filius/Nicolai fecit Neap 17(83?). 350mm, (Our #26702) INQUIRE
15. ENRICO MARCHETTI, Turin, c.1895, a characteristic & early work of this maker showing the influence of Marengo Rinaldi. Certificate by Bein & Fushi, Chicago 353mm, (Our #31814) INQUIRE
16. GAETANO SGARABOTTO, Parma, c.1930, a Scarampella/Guarneri model labeled: STEFANO SCARAMPELLA di BRESCIA/PREMIATO CON MEDGALIE D'ARGENTO/Fece in Mantova(ms) anno 1913 354mm, (Our #27587) INQUIRE
17. GIOVANNI GUIDANTUS, Bologna, c.1710-1730, 356mm, (Our #31374) INQUIRE
18. DAVID TECCHLER, Rome, 1736, a very rare and wonderful small violin or violino piccolo (3/4-size by today's standards), by 18th century Rome's finest maker 339mm, (Our #32302) INQUIRE
19. GAETANO GADDA, Mantua, c.1930s, A typical and clever Scarampella copy by his student & successor Gaetano Gadda, very strong sounding and in excellent condition 357mm, (Our #32168) INQUIRE
Violins $35,100-$55,000
20. J. B. VUILLAUME, Paris/Mirecourt, 1852, a particularly fine example of a Ste. Cecile model Vuillaume, labeled: Ste. Cecile des Thernes/ Paris 1852, and retaining its original neck 358mm, (Our #31009) INQUIRE
21. JEAN FRANCIOS ALDRIC, Paris, c.1820, a Stradivari model violin by one of the most skillful Paris makers of the Lupot School, in a very fine state of preservation 360mm, (Our #31570) INQUIRE
22. CLAUDE PIERRAY, Paris, c.1720, 357mm, (Our #31963) INQUIRE
23. ANDREAS CASTAGNERI, Paris, c.1750, an Italian violin maker from Turin who moved to Paris circa 1720; a beautiful sounding example of the best Paris work of the period 356mm, (Our #29405) INQUIRE
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Violins $20,100- $35,000
24. GIUSEPPE DOLLENZ, Trieste, c.1870, Giuseppe was the son of Giovanni Dollenz 357mm, (Our #25092) INQUIRE
25. JOHN FREDERICK LOTT II, London, c.1850, an antiqued Guarneri del Gesu model 353mm, (Our #30110) INQUIRE
26. GIOVANNI PISTUCCI, Naples, labeled: RAFFAELE ed ANTONIO GAGLIANO/ Quodam Giovanni Napoli 1869, and modeled after the Gagliano Family 356mm, (Our #30757) INQUIRE
27. HONORE DERAZEY, Paris, c.1860, a Stradivari model in exceptionally fine condition 359 mm, (Our #32092) INQUIRE
28. GIOVANNI TEDESCO, Naples, c.1925, made in a rustic antique style to resemble the work of earlier Neapolitan makers 358mm, (Our #23571) INQUIRE
29. NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL, c.1890-1910, an interesting Naples School violin, made as a copy of Gasparo da Salo, possibly by Armando Altavilla, of smallish proportions, fully antiqued by the maker & with a strong dark sound 351mm, (Our #30039) INQUIRE
30. AZZO ROVESCALLI, Milan, c.1918, made by Rovescalli, a pupil of the Antoniazzis, for the shop of Antonio Monzino in Milan 357mm, (Our #29385) $28,000.
31. DIEGO LOVERI, Naples, 1921, a Gagliano model by a fine Neapolitan workshop 354mm, (Our #25123) $25,000.
32. CARLO CARLETTI, Pieve di Cento, 1938, 358mm, (Our #24701) $25,000.
33. GIULIO DEGANI, Venice/Cincinnati, c.1925, son of the great Venetian maker Eugenio Degani; he took over his father's shop in 1901, emigrated to the U.S. in 1915, worked for Wurlitzer in both New York & Cincinnati, until opening his own workshop in 1922 356mm, (Our #27351) $25,000.
34. CARLO BRUNO, Turin, 1918, 355mm, (Our #24423) $25,000.
35. ANTONIO SGARBI, Rome, 1929, with a replaced back by Raffaello Stefanini, using the maker's original purfling 356mm, (Our #23790) $22,500.
36. BARTOLOMEO TASSINI, Venice, 1754, a Stainer model with various restored back repairs, though none at the soundpost 356mm, (Our #24537) $22,000.
37. GEORGE GEMUNDER, Astoria, 1886, 359mm, (Our #31364) $22,000.
38. BENJAMIN RUTH, Boston, 2006, 355mm, (Our #31695) $22,000.
39. CAMILLO MANDELLI, Milan, 1926, this maker is also known as Camillo da Calco; born in Calco (Como) in 1873; he worked in Milan with Bisiach & Antoniazzi, worked in Buenos Aires in 1889, returned to Italy in 1920 356mm, (Our #27158) $22,000.
Violins $15,100-$20,000
40. PAOLO VETTORI, Florence, 2014, Modeled after a Nicolo Gagliano violin of 1755 353mm, (Our #30401) $20,000.
41. GEORGE CRASKE, Manchester, 1850, a Guarneri model with a shallow arch, and of somewhat smaller dimensions than many of his insruments 353mm, (Our #26259) $20,000.
42. JOHANN GEORG THIR, Vienna, c.1770, A fully-arched model of Jacob Stainer, retaining it's original neck re-angled at the heel and set-up for modern use (Our #32069) $20,000.
43. HONORE DERAZEY, Mirecourt, c.1850, A Stradivari model after J. B. Vuillaume 358mm, (Our #24783) $20,000.
44. HERMANN TODT, Markneukirchen, 1914, a superb bench copy of the ex-Lafont Guarneri del Gesu by perhaps the best Markneukirchen maker of the period; labeled: Hermann Todt fecit/ Markneukirchen anno 1914/ Copia/ Joseph Guarnerius 1733/ Frederici Gilfillani/[in manuscript:] Geschenk von Frederick Gilfillan an Jaraslav Siskovsky 1914 351mm, (Our #32240) $18,500.
45. W. E. HILL & SONS, London, 1894, a very attractive & well preserved Stradivari model violin from the Hill workshop, possibly a copy of the ex-Nachez, Hill Stradivari of 1686, and likely the work of Francois Eugene Marchand 355mm, (Our #31863) $18,500.
46. VIRZI BROTHERS WORKSHOP, New York, c.1925, a Stradivari model violin from the Fratelli Giuseppe and Giovanni Virzi of Palermo, with a very handsome two-piece back of ascending maple 357mm, (Our #24739) $18,000.
47. GIUSEPPE SGARBI, ATTRIBUTED TO AND PROBABLY BY, Finale Emilia/Modena, c.1880, 355mm, (Our #32258) $18,000.
48. JOSEPH COLLINGWOOD, London, c.1720, a wonderful and beautifully preserved early English violin by a direct follower of Daniel Parker, and reminiscent of Parker's long Strad pattern violins 362mm, (Our #27683) $18,000.
49. VITTORIO VILLA, Cremona, 2018, a tastefully antiqued and fine sounding Joseph Guarneri del Gesu model with boldly figured maple 356mm, (Our #32297) $17,500.
50. SEBASTIAN KLOZ, Mittenwald, mid 18th century, 362mm, (Our #28859) $16,000.
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Violins $10,100- $15,000
51. JEAN-BAPTISTE SALOMON, Paris, c.1770, a good violin of the "Vieux Paris" school, after the style of Jacques Boquay; Certificate from Max Moller, Amsterdam 365mm, (Our #29094) $15,000.
52. JACOB MUELLER, Berlin, 2016, 355mm, (Our #31485) $15,000.
53. THOMAS DODD, London, c.1810-, a Stradivari model from the London shop of Thomas Dodd (most violins sold by and labeled T. Dodd were made by Bernard Simon Fendt I or John Lott, Sr.); original neck re-angled at the heel; Certificate from Balmforth & Son, London 355mm, (Our #22628) $15,000.
54. JOSEPH DALL'AGLIO, ATTRIBUTED TO, Mantua, 1821, with a table by another maker, receipt from John Friedrich & Bro., New York March 1922, and included in that company's 1922 catalogue 357mm, (Our #25279) $15,000.
55. JOHN THORELL, Philadelphia, 2017, A remarkable modern interpretation of the 1744 "Ole Bull" Guarneri del Gesu. Length of back is 352mm. A most comfortable violin with a great balance of delicacy and power. 352mm, (Our #32068) $15,000.
56. FRANCOIS DELPRATO, Mirecourt/Paris, c.1900-1920, a beautifully antiqued Stradivari model. Delprato was born in Paris in 1876, and worked in Mirecourt, Paris, London, Chicago & New York 355mm, (Our #32432) $15,000.
57. GIOVANNI PALLAVER, Verona, 1957, Pallaver was a student of Andrea Bisiach in Milan 357mm, (Our #28700) $15,000.
58. FUSSEN SCHOOL, c.1840, a fine sounding violin by one of the Bolzano/Fussen makers 356mm, (Our #31060) $15,000.
59. CLAUDIO GAMBERINI, Bologna, c.1920s, strong sounding and in exceptional condition, made for the workshop of Luigi Mozzani 358mm, (Our #31974) $15,000.
60. JANOS SPIEGEL, Budapest, 1918, a Guarneri del Gesu model with a very attractive one-piece back 358mm, (Our #28977) $15,000.
61. PERRY AND WILKINSON, Dublin, 1797, a comfortable model with a flat arch and a slightly short string length 354mm, (Our #29309) $15,000.
62. CHARLES J. B. COLLIN-MEZIN, Mirecourt, 1897, a strong sounding & attractive violin from this prominent Mirecourt workshop 360mm, (Our #28467) $14,000.
63. CHARLES J. B. COLLIN-MEZIN, Mirecourt, 1910, Guarneri del Gesu model 360mm, (Our #31988) $14,000.
64. JUSTIN DERAZEY, Mirecourt, c.1870, a Stradivari model antiqued after the Vuillaume style 360mm, (Our #31991) $13,500.
65. SAMUEL PAYTON, Philadelphia, 2016, Joseph Guarneri del Gesu model 354mm, (Our #31534) $13,500.
66. JOHN WILKINSON, London, c.1925, fully antiqued to resemble old Italian work, and bearing a fictitious label: Carlo Broschi/ in Parma fecit 174-- 358mm, (Our #27084) $12,500.
67. PAUL BAILLY WORKSHOP, Paris/London, c.1904, Stradivari model 357mm, (Our #27266) $12,500.
68. JOSEPH KLOZ, Mittenwald, 1793, a good & typical work of Joseph Kloz Junior 353mm, (Our #31809) $12,500.
69. SAM PAYTON, Philadelphia, 2015, Modelled after a Matteo Goffriller violin of 1707, rich reddish varnish, elegant details and orchestral arching with comfortable proportions 351mm, (Our #30740) HOLD
70. GIOVANNI CAVANI, Modena, c.1930, labeled PIETRO MESSORI/ MODENA/ fatto l'Anno 1932; branded on inside back: MESSORI; and possibly made for Messori by Cavani, certificate by Dario D'Attili, dated Dumont 1992, as the work of Pietro Messori of Modena 356mm, (Our #29097) $12,500.
71. BENVENUTO BOTTURI, Brescia, 1939, 357mm, (Our #29289) $12,500.
72. THOMAS KENNEDY, London, 1806, an early violin for this maker strongly showing the influence of his teacher William Forster 355mm, (Our #27367) $12,500.
73. OTTO ERDESZ, an antiqued Guarneri del Gesu model 356mm, (Our #31093) $12,500.
74. CONSTANTINO CIOFFI, Naples, c.1935, 354mm, (Our #31966) $12,500.
75. JOHANN JOSEF STADLMANN, Vienna, c.1750, in a particularly fine state of preservation 357mm, (Our #28720) $12,500.
76. KARL WEISS, ATTRIBUTED TO, Stuttgart, c.1930, a highly crafted & classy German violin, probably the work of Karl Weiss, b.1912 & worked for Hamma & Hans Nebel; labeled: LEANDRO BISIACH della Scuola Cremonese/ fece in Milano 1896 355mm, (Our #29808) $12,000.
77. JULES JOSEPH GRANDJON, Mirecourt, c.1870, a Guarneri model with a very powerful sound, antiqued in the manner of the J. B. Vuilluame shop 360mm, (Our #29310) $12,000.
78. RAFFAELE CALACE, Naples, 1910, 354mm, (Our #30341) $12,000.
79. RAFFAELLO STEFANINI, Bologna, 2010, Stefanini's Bologna or Tononi model 356mm, (Our #30587) $12,000.
80. LUIGI MOZZANI, Bologna, 1930, 357mm, (Our #24076) $12,000.
81. GIUSEPPE CALACE, Naples, c.1930s, 355mm, (Our #24726) $12,000.
82. DIDIER NICOLAS AINE, Mirecourt, c.1830, 362mm, (Our #32199) $12,000.
83. DAVID CARON, 1987, This great American maker's model after Paganini's 1741 Guarneri del Gesu 354mm, (Our #31432) $12,000.
84. WOJCIECH TOPA, Poland, 2010, an antiqued Guarneri del Gesu model 351mm, (Our #31362) $12,000.
85. EULO DORFINO BY PAUL DOERFEL, Markneukirchen, 1930, labeled: Eulo Dorfino/ Espressamente per/ William Moennig & Son./ Reproduction of Carlo Testore/ 1930 357mm, (Our #28606) HOLD
Violins $8,600-$10,000
86. ENGLISH, LABELED JOSEPH HILL, London, c.1840, a very fine London school violin of the first half of the19th century 355mm, (Our #29193) $10,000.
87. VIRGILIO CAPELLINI, Cremona, 1974, a Stradivari model in excellent condition 355mm, (Our #28575) $10,000.
88. SASKIA BERGINK, Milan, 2006, Built on a model of Carlo Tononi of particularly handsome wood; Saskia Bergink was a student of the great Milan maker Luca Primon 354mm, (Our #25852) $10,000.
89. MICHEL PACHEREL, Paris, c.1780, a late 18th century Paris school violin in an exceptionally fine state of preservation 360mm, (Our #31551) $9,500.
90. FRANCOIS DELPRATO, PROBABLY BY, Mirecourt, c.1900 and later, a tastefully antiqued model of Matteo Goffriller 359mm, (Our #25267) $9,000.
91. GEORGE APPARUT, Mirecourt, 1946, 356mm, (Our #31294) $9,000.
92. EMILE BOULANGEOT, WORKSHOP, Lyon, 1926, 355mm, (Our #31989) $9,000.
Violins $5,600-$8,500
93. ETIENNE LAPREVOTTE, Paris, 1822, Laprevotte was from Marseilles, and worked mostly in Paris until 1857 359mm, (Our #31011) HOLD
94. TYROLEAN, c.1770, a very fine & attractive 7/8-size violin of the Tyrolean School, possibly by Anton Rief 346mm, (Our #30888) $8,500.
95. GEORG WALTER GUTTER, Markneukirchen, c.1920, this maker's model after G. B. Gabbrielli, of very attractive maple, and with a strong darker sound 356mm, (Our #31465) $8,500.
96. RICCARDA DACQUATI, Cremona, 2006, Guarneri del Gesu model 352mm, (Our #27120) $8,000.
97. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 1999, 355mm, (Our #25075) $8,000.
98. WILLIAM MOENNIG I, Philadelphia, 1919, Wm. Moennig I emigrated from Germany in 1896, & opened his shop in Philadelphia in 1909; labeled: William Moennig, fecit/ Philadelphia anno 1919 360mm, (Our #29512) $8,000.
99. MIRECOURT SCHOOL, c.1900, a nice Stradivari model violin, possibly from the Collin-Mezin workshop 359mm, (Our #23609) $8,000.
100. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 1992, 358mm, (Our #28013) $8,000.
101. HEINRICH TH. HEBERLEIN, JR., Markneukirchen, 1915, Stradivari model 355mm, (Our #26345) $7,500.
102. UMBERTO LANARO, Padua, 1967, fitted with the maker's decorated pegs and tailpiece 351mm, (Our #22134) $7,500.
103. HEINRICH TH. HEBERLEIN JR., Markneukirchen, 1928, a Stradivari model with a very attractive one-piece back, and in nearly mint condition 358mm, (Our #25304) $7,500.
104. GUIDO MARAVIGLIA, Pistoia, 1961, interesting modern Italian work 356mm, (Our #22634) $7,500.
105. GUIDO ALBERINI, Cremona, 2001, a Stradivari model from a graduate of the violin making school in Cremona 356mm, (Our #27426) $7,500.
106. AUGUST GEMUNDER & SONS, New York, 1908, a nicely antiqued Stradivari model, labeled: Gemunder "Art" Violin/ SOLE MAKERS/ AUGUST GEMUNDER & SONS./ New York/ 1908 358mm, (Our #30444) $7,500.
107. DERAZEY WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, c.1870, a strongly-proportioned Stradivari model and similar to the style of Didier Nicolas Aine 355mm, (Our #30146) $7,500.
108. WILLIAM H. MOENNIG JR., Philadelphia, 1945, 356mm, (Our #29554) $7,500.
109. PAUL HILAIRE, Mirecourt, 1976, labeled: "Fait par Paul HILAIRE/ en 1976 no. 850/ Made Especially for William Moennig & Son" 355mm, (Our #28463) $6,500.
110. LIONELLO GALETTI, Cremona, 1985, Stradivari model, with the maker's certificate 355mm, (Our #25781) $6,500.
111. CAUSSIN WORKSHOP, Neufchateau (Vosges), c.1880, in this workshop's typical antiqued style; with a strong & dark sound 358mm, (Our #29812) $6,500.
112. HEINRICH TH HEBERLEIN, JR., Markneukirchen, 1926, Stradivari model 356mm, (Our #28741) $6,500.
113. FRANCOIS BRETON, Mirecourt, c.1890, 358mm, (Our #30378) $6,500.
114. GEORGES CONE ET FILS, Lyon, 1932, a Stradivari model in nearly perfect condition 356mm, (Our #31411) HOLD
115. LEON MOUGENOT, WORKSHOP OF, Mirecourt, c.1920, a Guarneri del Gesu model in excellent condition 357mm, (Our #29955) $6,500.
116. MASAKICHI SUZUKI, Nagoya, 1929, An extremely attractive and performance oriented violin 357mm, (Our #31850) $6,500.
117. MOUGENOT WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, c.1920s, J. B. Guadagnini model 357mm, (Our #29588) HOLD
118. FRITZ MOENNIG, Markneukirchen, c.1925, a tastefully antiqued Stradivari model 356mm, (Our #32135) $6,500.
119. ORIPPI & GAMBARIN, Cremona, 2009, a tastefully antiqued Stradivari Model, certificate by the makers 356mm, (Our #29534) $6,500.
120. MARKNEUKIRCHEN, c.1925, This nice Markneukirchen violin has a Storioni label, and an attractive 2-piece maple back. LOB 357mm. (Our #32310) $6,500.
121. JOHN JUZEK, Prague, c.1930, a Guarneri del Gesu model in excellent condition 358mm, (Our #32002) $6,000.
122. OTAKAR FR. SPIDLEN, Prague, 1935, 355mm, (Our #29583) $6,000.
123. DERAZEY/GRANDJON SCHOOL, Mirecourt, c.1880, 359mm, (Our #24650) $6,000.
124. HANS NEBEL, Mittenwald, 1945, a full-sounding Guarneri model. Originally from Mittenwald, Hans Nebel worked in New York for Wurlitzer & returned to Mittenwald in 1945 356mm, (Our #25489) $6,000.
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$2,600- $5,500
125. MALINE, Mirecourt, c.1825, a good sounding violin branded & signed internally: Henry B Holt/ London (an English seller/maker previously unknown to us), though it is made in Mirecourt by the prolific Maline workshop 351mm, (Our #24420) $5,500.
126. JAMES BRIGGS, ATTRIBUTED TO, Glasgow, c.1880, 358mm, (Our #24794) $5,500.
127. GUSTAVE AUGUST FICKER, Mittenwald, 1957, a fine copy of Nicolo Gagliano; made by the firm of Ernst Heinrich Roth 356mm, (Our #26242) $5,000.
128. ANTONIO LOVERI, Mirecourt, c.1910, Made in Mirecourt, sold under the name of Antonio Loveri of Naples, & sold through the firm of William Tonk & Bro. of Chicago 359mm, (Our #32027) $5,000.
129. CORBINIAN HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1820, labelled Martin Hornsteiner . . .1763 355mm, (Our #24419) $5,000.
130. FRANZ REINDL, Mittenwald, 1967, 356mm, (Our #28499) $5,000.
131. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, FOR LOWENDALL, Markneukirchen, 1926, labeled: Hermann Lowendall/ Berlin 1926/ Reproduction of Antonius Stradivarius/Cremona 1721; this basically corresponds to Roth's model IV-R 360mm, (Our #30159) $4,500.
132. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1920, a very attractive and fine sounding violin from a good Markneukirchen workshop 358mm, (Our #31740) $4,500.
133. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, Marrkneukirchen, 1949, a Stradivari model, and probably the best post-war E. R. Roth violin we've seen 357mm, (Our #32300) $4,500.
134. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1880-90, antiqued in the Caussin style 355mm, (Our #26362) $4,500.
135. G. A. PFRETZSCHNER, Markneukirchen, c.1925-30, a 1920s Stradivari model in excellent condition; labeled: Reproduction of Ant. Stradivarius/ made by G.A.Pfretzschner/Markneukirchen 357mm, (Our #25819) $4,500.
136. JOHN FRIEDRICH & BRO, Markneukirchen, 1923, a fine German Stradivari model made for & sold by the shop of John Friedrich in New York 358mm, (Our #26573) $4,500.
137. MAX SCHUSTER, Markneukirchen, c.1925, a Stradivari model with a highly figured maple back & in very good overall condition 356mm, (Our #26608) $4,500.
138. JOHN FRIEDRICH & BRO., Markneukirchen, 1921, (Our #31682) $4,500.
139. FRANCOIS XAVIER LECAVALLE, Mirecourt, 1856, the pegbox terminating in a carved bald & bearded man's head, presumed to be that of Gaspard Duiffopruggar, with a strikingly figured maple back; inscribed on inside back: Lacavelle a mirecourt/ en. 1856, (14-1/2") 368mm, (Our #26458) $4,000.
140. ROBERT GLIER, Cincinnati, 1915, a Stradivari model violin, made in Mirecourt, France, probably by the Mougenot workshop, & finished by Robert Glier for the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company 355mm, (Our #25801) $4,000.
141. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1890-1900, 357mm, (Our #24961) HOLD
142. CAUSSIN WORKSHOP, Neufchateau (Vosges), c.1860-, an interesting & very strong sounding semi-antiqued 19th century French violin with a large body (14-7/16") 367mm, (Our #31909) $4,000.
143. SALVADORE DE DURRO, Saxony, c.1910, the best violin we have seen with a Buegeleisen & Jacobson de Durro label (one of their catalogue trade- names), in nearly perfect condition 355mm, (Our #31749) $3,800.
144. E. MANNHEIMER, Markneukirchen, c.1920, Guarneri model 357mm, (Our #30594) $3,800.
145. ANDREAS MORELLI, Markneukirchen, c.1925, 358mm, (Our #31248) $3,750.
146. LOUIS LOWENDALL, Berlin, c.1925, 355mm, (Our #30647) $3,500.
147. HERMANN TODT, Markneukirchen, 1922, Joseph Guarneri model 357mm, (Our #30920) $3,500.
148. ENGLISH/SCOTTISH, Manchester / Glasgow, c.1900, 359mm, (Our #24767) $3,500.
149. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1880, modeled after Giovanni Paolo Maggini 362mm, (Our #22888) $3,500.
150. CARLO MICELLI, Saxony, 1920, in excellent condition; Carlo Micelli was a trade-name used by the firm of C. Meisel, & made in the Meisel workshop in Saxony 362mm, (Our #26670) $3,500.
151. VIRZI LABEL, Saxony, 1927, produced in Germany and sold through the Virzi Bros. firm in New York; bearing the label: VIRZI Tone #4449/ U.S. and Foreign Pats./Marca, Reg -Italia- New York, Anno 1927 (Virzi tone-producer removed). 359mm, (Our #28877) $3,500.
152. H. M. SNELL, Pittsburgh, 1926, a finely crafted Guarneri model with extensive varnish craquele 357mm, (Our #29669) $3,500.
153. KURT GUTTER, Markneukirchen, 1925, 359mm, (Our #26931) $3,500.
154. G. A. PFRETZSCHNER, Markneukirchen, c.1920s, labeled: Meister-Geige/copy of/ Antonius Stradivarious/hand made by/ G. A. Pfretzschner 358mm, (Our #26330) $3,500.
155. ALBERT HILDEBRANDT, Baltimore, 1907, a lovely handmade American Red Violin, a fine sounding Guarneri model in excellent condition 356mm, (Our #28488) $3,500.
156. C. G. CONN, Elkhart, Indiana, c.1925, Stradivarius model, possibly the work of Frank Barstow 360mm, (Our #27753) $3,500.
157. NEUNER & HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1900, An unusually good looking violin in the Mirecourt tradition, but from a Mittenwald firm (Our #30050) $3,500.
158. LOUIS LOWENDALL, WORKSHOP, Berlin, c.1890, an antiqued Guarneri model in excellent condition 357mm, (Our #27496) $3,500.
159. JACOBUS HORNSTEINER, Markneukirchen, c.1930s, Stradivari model, excellent condition, clear, bright sound, this was a trade-name used by the firm of Ernst Heinrich Roth 358mm, (Our #30928) $3,000.
160. HEBERLEIN WORKSHOP, Markneukirchen, c.1920s, a strong sounding Stradivari model, in particularly fine condition 356mm, (Our #26375) $3,000.
161. HEINRICH TH. HEBERLEIN, JR., Markneukirchen, 1914, 356mm, (Our #30521) $3,000.
162. REMBERT WURLITZER (MADE FOR), Mittenwald, c.1960, 355mm, (Our #30681) $3,000.
163. CAUSSIN SCHOOL, Mirecourt, c.1880s, in an antiqued style, by the firm of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy 358mm, (Our #27592) $3,000.
Out of the Woodshed
Violins $1,100- $2,500
164. ROMAN TELLER, Erlangen, Germany, c.1960, 359mm, (Our #29396) $2,500.
165. ALBERT SCHUMANN, Morendorf, Germany, 2003, 357mm, (Our #32279) $2,500.
166. PAUL CLAUDOT, Mirecourt, c.1890s, 362mm, (Our #30281) $2,500.
167. NEUNER & HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1880, a typical dark burgundy-color Stradivari model from this workshop 355mm, (Our #30607) $2,500.
168. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, Markneukirchen, 1927, a good sounding less expensive Roth workshop Stradivari model 356mm, (Our #30597) $2,500.
169. MAGGINI MODEL, Markneukirchen, c.1890-1910, tastefully antiqued varnish in the French style, a long Maggini model with a massive deep sound 366mm, (Our #29242) $2,500.
170. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1890s, a decently crafted Stradivari model of J.T.L.'s Medio Fino grade 360mm, (Our #31566) $1,600.
171. ERNST MARTIN, Saxony, c.1901, 364mm, (Our #29679) $1,500.
172. IVAN DUNOV, 2016, 355mm, (Our #31628) $1,200.
Out of the Woodshed
Violins $1,000 and Under
173. JEAN-PIERRE LUPOT LABEL, 2016, 357mm, (Our #31629) $900.
174. QM VIOLINS, China, An attractive violin with a two-piece back and lightly shaded orange-brown varnish. The length of back is 355mm. Case and bow included. 355mm, (Our #32488) $800.
Baroque
175. LOCKEY HILL, London, c.1775, still in Baroque condition with original neck (still in with nail), saddle, & bass-bar 353mm, (Our #22898) $15,000.
176. NICOLAS AUGUSTIN CHAPPUY, Mirecourt, c.1780s, in a particularly fine state of preservation & in original Baroque condition, certificate by Wm. Moennig & Son, Philadelphia 360mm, (Our #28315) $12,000.
177. ENGLISH, London, c.1680-1720, This violin has a Baroque set-up with the original neck and bass-bar, and bears some similarity to the work of William Baker & John Grice, who were London makers of the late 17th & early 18th centuries. It has a one-piece back of narrow curl descending from left to right, ribs and head of faint medium curl, and a two- piece table of faint medium-broad grain narrowing at the flanks. The varnish is a light golden-orange brown over a golden ground. 352mm, (Our #23168) $7,500.
178. DAVID HOPF, Klingenthal, c.1790-1800, This is a remarkably intact example of a transitional violin in original condition and is presently set up with gut strings. It has the makers typically eccentric corners and soundholes, and the original neck and neck angle. It has a one-piece slab/quartered back of narrow curl ascending from left to right, ribs of similar wood, and a head of fine irregular curl. Measurements: string length: 315mm, length of back: 355mm, upper bout: 168mm, center bout: 112mm, lower bout: 208mm. 356mm, (Our #27536) $4,500.
179. GEBRUDER LIPPOLD, Neukirchen, 1824, This Saxon violin has a one-piece maple back of attractive medium curl descending from left to right, broader ribs, a head of plain curl, and a two-piece table of medium grain broadening toward the flanks with a reddish-brown varnish. It is suitable for use as a classical style violin and is overall period original, including the neck, bass-bar, and pegs. It is in very good condition but requires a fingerboard and some minor restorations. Scale length: 315mm. 357mm, (Our #24651) $2,500.
Fiddling Children
Fractional Size Violins
180. ALBERT KNORR, Markneukirchen, c.1920s, 3/4 size, beautiful wood & nicely antiqued, in excellent condition 336mm, (Our #28650) $4,000.
181. THIBOUVILLE-LAMY OR COLIN WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, France, c.1910, 3/4 size, (13-1/4") 336mm, (Our #27353) $3,500.
182. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1900-1910, 3/4 size, in nearly perfect condition 330mm, (Our #30302) $2,800.
183. JEHANNE H. BLAISE, Mirecourt, c.1910 & later, 3/4 size, a nice older Mirecourt 3/4 in nearly perfect condition, (13-3/8") 340mm, (Our #28872) $2,500.
184. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1880, 1/4 size 283mm, (Our #28696) $2,000.
185. HEINRICH EICHEIMER, Berlin, 1896, 3/4 size Guarneri model. 330mm, (Our #32087) $350.