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1. JOSEPH GAGLIANO, Naples, 1785, A violin made by Joseph Gagliano of Naples in 1785. A broad model with a relatively flat arch, giving it an unusually strong and deep sound for a Gagliano family violin, The two-piece maple back is of horizontal medium broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium fine grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 361 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. Certificate by Dario D'Attili. 361mm, (Our #32888) INQUIRE
2. GIOVANNI PRESSENDA, Turin, 1834, A superb concert instrument. The one-piece maple back is of broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a rich reddish orange-brown color over a gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. With the certificate of Dario D'Attili. 355mm, (Our #31120) INQUIRE
3. JEAN-BAPTISTE VUILLAUME, Paris, 1845-50, A very strong & bold sounding Stradivari model violin. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow and medium grain. The varnish is a shaded reddish orange brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. This instrument is an especially good and characteristic example of Vuillaume's work. Certificate from Kenneth Warren & Son. 358mm, (Our #31317) INQUIRE
4. GIOVANNI PAOLO MAGGINI, Brecsia, c.1620, This rae and important violin has the strong & full sound you would expect from a large model Maggini, and still remarkably suitable for a concert artist. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The one-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an even red-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 362mm, Upper Bouts: 174mm, Middle Bouts: 121mm, Lower Bouts: 216mm. Certificate by Charles Beare, London 362mm, (Our #30756) INQUIRE
5. STEFANO SCARAMPELLA, Mantua, c.1905, a particularly fine and well preserved example of this maker's work, and from his best period. labeled: STEFANO SCARAMPELLA di BRESCIA/ PREMIATO CON MEDAGLIE D'ARGENTO/ FRATELLO ED ALLIEVO DEL GIUSEPPE/ Fece in Mantua anno 1885. The two piece back of narrow-medium grain descending slightly from the center joint; the ribs of similar wood; the head of broad curl; the two piece top of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish a reddish orange-brown varnish over golden ground. L.o.b.:357mm, u.b.:167mm, m.b.:114mm, l.b.:206mm; Certificate by Reuning & Sons, Boston; Appraisal by Reuning & Sons, Boston; Bill of Sale from Maucotel & Deschamp, Paris, dated January 1932 (Our #32841) INQUIRE
6. GIOVANNI BATTISTA GABRIELLI, Florence, 1760, A beautiful example of this maker's work with a strong and elegant sound. The two-piece maple back is of medium to broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an even amber-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. Certificates: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia; and Max Moller, Amsterdam 353 mm, (Our #32107) INQUIRE
7. LUIGI PIATTELLINI, Florence, c.1780, This outstanding violin is a beautiful example of the work of the fine Florentine maker Luigi Piattellini (1750-1791). A student of G. B. Gabrielli, he worked in a blend of the Florentine and Cremonese styles. His instruments are often mistaken for the work of Gabrielli. Certificates as with an attribition to the work of Giovanni Battista Gabrielli include: Hart & Son, London; John & Arthur Beare, London; and 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." 355mm, (Our #31922) INQUIRE
8. CAMILLO CAMILLI, Mantua, c.1730, A very sweet and colorful sounding violin. Camilli's work is quite refined, and is clearly influenced by the violins of Peter Guarneri of Mantua. The two-piece maple back is of broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish orange-brown color over a golden ground color. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 160 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 200 mm. 354mm, (Our #31782) INQUIRE
9. PIETRO ANTONIO LANDOLFI, Milan, 1776, The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a golden-orange brown color over a yellow-gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. Certificates from: Rudolph Wurlitzer, New York, dated Jan. 11, 1939, and Paulus Pilat, New York dated Sept. 6, 1944 356mm, (Our #30120) INQUIRE
10. STEFANO SCARAMPELLA, Mantua, c.1920s, a late work of Stefano Scarampella, and predominantly showing the hand of his assistant Gaetano Gadda; It is remarkably well-preserved, and has the strong spirited sound you would expect from from instruments by this maker. Certificate by Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago; labeled: STEFANO SCARAMPELLA di BRESCIA/ PREMIATO CON MEDAGLIE D'ARGENTO/ FRATELLO ED ALLIEVO DEL GIUSEPPE/ Fece in Mantova anno 1910. Two piece back of medium narrow curl slightly descending from the center joint; the ribs and head of similar wood, the two-piece table of fine grain broadening towards flanks, the varnish is a deep red-brown color over pale golden ground. Lob.:356mm, u.b.:169mm, m.b.:115mm, l.b.:209mm (Our #32651) INQUIRE
11. VINCENZO POSTIGLIONE, Naples, 1881, A Guarneri del Gesu model violin by Vincenzo Postiglione in an unusually fine state of preservation, and the finest example of this early period of Postiglione’s work we have ever seen. The two-piece maple back is of bold medium curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of irregular fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden orange brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 357mm, (Our #31985) INQUIRE
12. JOSEPH CALOT, Turin, c.1820, A violin made by Joseph Calot, known as a French-born Turin maker who worked with Pressenda. The two-piece maple back is of faint horizontal medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly wide grain. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 361 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 361mm, (Our #30942) INQUIRE
13. GIUSEPPE PEDRAZZINI, Milan, c.1910, A fine J.B. Guadagnini model violin and an early example of Giuseppe Pedrazzini’s work. The two-piece maple back is of medium narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 354mm, (Our #28500) INQUIRE
14. ANTONIO ZANOTTI, Mantua, c.1730, A very fine violin made by 18th century Italian maker, Antonio Zanotti of Mantua, c. 1730, and including a certificate from William Moennig & Son of Philadelphia. The two-piece maple back is of very narrow and mostly horizontal curl. The two-piece spruce table is of irregular medium and broad grain. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 353mm, (Our #31445) INQUIRE
15. GAETANO SGARABOTTO, Vicenza, c.1925, A very good interpretation of a violin by Ferdinand Gagliano, by master copiest Gaetano Sgarabotto, with a full and rich sound. The one-piece maple back is of irregular curl descending from left to right. The later two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is a pale orange-brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 350 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 350mm, (Our #26702) INQUIRE
16. FERDINAND GAGLIANO, Naples, c.1770 and later, An excellent composite violin with the back and ribs made by Ferdinand Gagliano, the table probably made by Giovanni Cavani, and the head possibly made by a member of the Antoniazzi family. The two-piece slab cut maple back is of narrow curl. The later two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks with very broad curl on the treble side. The varnish is an orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 350 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 350, (Our #32639) INQUIRE
17. ENRICO MARCHETTI, Turin, c.1895, A characteristic and early work of Enrico Marchetti. It is an overall nice example and from his best period. It comes with a certificate by Bein & Fushi of Chicago. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening dramatically towards the flanks. The varnish is a orange brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 353mm, (Our #31814) INQUIRE
18. GAETANO SGARABOTTO, Parma, c.1930-, A Stefano Scarampella copy violin made by Gaetano Sgarabotto. The two-piece maple back is of narrow-medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a orange brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 354mm, (Our #27587) INQUIRE
19. DAVID TECCHLER, Rome, 1736, A very rare and wonderful small violin or "violino piccolo" (3/4 size by today’s standards), by Rome’s great maker in the 18th century. The two-piece slab cut maple back is of horizontal narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening by the f-holes and then narrowing towards the flanks. The varnish is a orange brown color over a pale golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 339 mm, Upper Bouts: 150 mm, Middle Bouts: 105mm, Lower Bouts: 192 mm. 339mm, (Our #32302) INQUIRE
20. CARL BECKER, SR., Chicago, 1926, This is a very well preserved and extremely attractive early example of the work of Carl Becker, Sr., considered by many to be America's finest maker. Labeled: CARL BECKER/ with WILLIAM LEWIS & SON/ No. 133 CHICAGO 1926. The single-piece back of very narrow curl ascending slightly from left to right; the ribs of narrow- medium curl; the bhead of medium curl, the two piece table of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a reddish orange color over very pale golden ground. L.o.b.:356mm, u.b.:165mm, m.b.:114mm, l.b.:205mm. (Our #32882) INQUIRE
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21. GAETANO GADDA, Mantua, c.1950, A very strong sounding and clever copy of Scarampella by his student & successor Gaetano Gadda, and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 211 mm. 357mm, (Our #32168) INQUIRE
22. J. B. VUILLAUME, Paris/Mirecourt, 1852, A particularly fine example of a Ste. Cecile model Vuillaume violin, labeled: Ste. Cecile des Thernes/ Paris 1852, and with the Ste. Cecile des Thernes transfer image at the top of the back. This violin retains its original neck. The one-piece maple back is of narrow to medium curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine even grain. The varnish is a reddish orange-brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 358mm, (Our #31009) INQUIRE
23. JEAN FRANCIOS ALDRIC, Paris, c.1820, A Stradivari model violin made by Jean François Aldric, one of the most skillful Paris makers of the Lupot School, and in a very fine state of preservation. The one-piece maple back is of narrow to medium curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly even fine grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange color over a golden yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 360mm, (Our #31570) INQUIRE
24. CARL BECKER & SON, Chicago, 1960, A bold sounding Stradivari model violin made by two of America’s most well-regarded luthiers, Carl Becker Sr. and his son Carl Jr.,, and in excellent overall condition. The two-piece back is of of narrow-medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a vibrant orange color over pale golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 354, (Our #32858) INQUIRE
25. JOHN FREDERICK LOTT II, London, c.1840, A Stradivari model violin made by John Frederick Lott II, in an antiqued manner similar to that of J. B. Vuillaume, with exceptional wood selection and fine tone. It may have been made for the London shop of Davis, and shows a possible collaboration with Charles Maucotel (a French maker who also worked in London in the 1840s for Davis). The handsome two-piece maple back is of broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a red-brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 356mm, (Our #28008) INQUIRE
26. CLAUDE PIERRAY, Paris, c.1720, A violin by Claude Pierray. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an orange-brown color over an amber ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 357mm, (Our #31963) INQUIRE
27. GENOA SCHOOL, c.1750, the back and table are Genoese and similar to the work of Paolo Castello, while the ribs and head are later replacements, expertly antiqued, the head made in the style of Castello, and probably the work of Emidio Celani 354mm, (Our #28237) INQUIRE
28. NESTOR AUDINOT, Paris, 1887, A very fine Guarneri del Gesu model violin made by Nestor Audinot, and sold with the certificate of Bernard Millant. Nester Dominique Audinot was born in Mirecourt in 1842, worked in Paris for Sebastien Vuillaume in the 1860s, and took over J. B. Vuillaume's business upon his death in 1875. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 356mm, (Our #32661) INQUIRE
29. ANDREAS CASTAGNERI, Paris, c.1750, A very beautiful sounding Italian violin made by Andreas Castagneri, c. 1750. Castagneri was originally from Turin and moved to Paris about 1720; this example is one of the best Paris works of the period that we’ve seen and was previously regarded, understandably, as the work of G. B. Ceruti. The two-piece slab cut maple back is of medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain narrowing considerably at the flanks. The varnish is an orange-brown color over a light amber ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 356mm, (Our #29405) INQUIRE
30. ANDREAS CASTAGNERI, Paris, c.1740, Andreas Castagneri's work is often mistaken for Italian instruments from Florence or Genoa; he moved from Turin to Paris in approximately 1720. This violin is a fine example of his highly regarded work in the Amatese style. The two-piece maple back is of horizontal narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 107 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 360mm, (Our #32574) INQUIRE
31. PIETRO ANTONIO DALLA COSTA, Treviso, c.1760, a good North Italian 7/8s size violin by this interesting and rare maker, (length of back: 13-7/16"); the back is of two pieces of highly figured slab-cut maple, dendrochronology of the table indicates that the wood was cut during the last two decades of the 1600s 341mm, (Our #30228) INQUIRE
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32. GIOVANNI DOLLENZ, Trieste, c.1860, The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an orange-red color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 357mm, (Our #25092) INQUIRE
33. HONORE DERAZEY, Paris, c.1860, A Stradivari model violin made by Honore Derazey in Paris, c. 1860, and in exceptionally fine condition. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from left to right. The one-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the bass flank. The varnish is a slightly antiqued reddish orange-brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 359 mm, (Our #32092) INQUIRE
34. ANGELO RADRIZZANI, Milan, c.1920, Angelo Radrizzani trained under Romeo Antoniazzi, and worked for the firm of Leandro Bisiach. His careful work reflects that of the Antoniazzis in both craftsmanship and beautiful wood selection. The one-piece back is of medium curl. The two top is of narrow grain. The varnish is a golden orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 356mm, (Our #32609) INQUIRE
35. ROMEO ANTONIAZZI, Milan, c.1890-1910, An interesting violin made by Romeo Antoniazziu after the style of Enrico Ceruti. The two-piece poplar back is of irregular curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a orange brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 355mm, (Our #27369) INQUIRE
36. GIOVANNI PISTUCCI, Naples, A Gagliano family model violin made by Giovanni Pistucci, an important maker of the 20th century who studied with Neapolitan luthier Vincenzo Postiglione. The one-piece maple back is of irregular medium broad curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of irregular fine and broad grain. The varnish is a golden orange- brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 356mm, (Our #30757) INQUIRE
37. GIOVANNI TEDESCO, Naples, c.1925, A violin made in a rustic antiqued style to resemble the work of earlier Neapolitan makers, by Giovanni Tedesco, c. 1925. The two-piece slab cut maple back is of irregular curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium-broad grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an reddish- brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 200 mm. 358mm, (Our #23571) INQUIRE
38. AZZO ROVESCALLI, Milan, c.1918, A Stradivari model violin made by Azzo Rovescalli, c. 1918. Rovescalli was a pupil of the Antoniazzis and this instrument was made for the shop of Antonio Monzino in Milan. The two-piece maple back is of irregular broad and narrow curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fairly even broad grain. The varnish is an reddish- orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 357mm, (Our #29385) $28,000.
39. PIERRAY/BOQUAY SCHOOL, Paris, mid-18th century, A violin from the Parisian Pierray/boquay school of makers. The two-piece maple back is of plain wood. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow to medium grain. The varnish is an orange red-brown color over a gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 357mm, (Our #31563) $25,000.
40. CHARLES MAUCOTEL, London, c.1850, Parisian maker Charles Maucotel worked for Gand in Paris in 1834 - 1844 before moving to London to work for the Davis shop in 1844 -1860. The two-piece maple back is of broad curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 355mm, (Our #29193) $25,000.
41. ORFEO CARLETTI, Bologna, c.1930, Labeled as by Carlo Carletti, but actually the work of his son Orfeo in Bologna, who during this period, worked alongside his brother Natale. This violin has a two-piece maple back is of horizontal narrow curl, of the type of wood widely used by Northern Italian makers, and often referred to as opio. .The two-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 356mm, (Our #24701) $25,000.
42. GIUSEPPE DOLLENZ, Trieste, c.1860, The one-piece back of very attractive slab cut maple, medium-broad ribs; the plain head; the two-piece tableof fine grain broadening towads the flanks. Reddish orange brown varnish over a golden ground. 354, 158, 107, 197. 354mm, (Our #32823) $25,000.
43. GENOA SCHOOL, Genoa, c.1730-1760, A violin by a maker of the Genoese School c. 1730, with the pearwood head reminiscent of the sometimes rustic work of Bernardo Calcani. The two-piece maple back is of slab cut faint irregular medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over a pale golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 361 mm, Upper Bouts: 160 mm, Middle Bouts: 107 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm; previously attributed to the work of Antonio Lansa of Brescia c.1675, and with an interesting provenance and history of ownership (Our #32770) $25,000.
44. GIULIO DEGANI, Venice/Cincinnati, c.1925, The son of the great Venetian maker Eugenio Degani, Giulio Degani took over his father's shop in 1901. He later emigrated to the U.S. in 1915, where he worked for the Wurlitzer shops in both New York & Cincinnati (1918). Ultimately, he opened his own workshop in 1924. Degani’s label in this violin dedicates the instrument to Eugene Numrich. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 356mm, (Our #27351) $25,000.
45. DIEGO LOVERI, Naples, 1921, A Gagliano model violin made by the very fine Neapolitan workshop of Diego Loveri in 1921. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 354mm, (Our #25123) $25,000.
46. CARLO BRUNO, Turin, 1918, A violin made by Carlo Bruno of Turin in 1918. The one-piece maple back is of slab cut irregular curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an opaque red-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 159 mm, Middle Bouts: 107 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 355mm, (Our #24423) $25,000.
47. ANTONIO SGARBI, Rome, 1929, A violin made by Antonio Sgarbi of Rome in 1929, with an expertly replaced back by Raffaello Stefanini using the maker’s original purfling. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 356mm, (Our #23790) $22,500.
48. CAMILLO MANDELLI, Milan, 1926, Also known as Camillo da Calco, Camilli Mandelli’s career spanned continents. He was born in Calco (Como) in 1873 and worked in Milan with Bisiach & Antoniazzi. In 1889 he moved to Buenos Aires in 1889, and returned to Italy in 1920. This violin was made in Italy. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine and medium grain. The varnish is an orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 356mm, (Our #27158) $22,000.
49. GEORGE GEMUNDER, Astoria, 1886, A Guarneri model violin, with a non-antiqued varnish, made by George Gemunder Sr. (1816-1899). The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a golden orange color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 359mm, (Our #31364) $22,000.
50. BENJAMIN RUTH, Boston, 2006, A Stradivari model violin with tasteful and subtle antiquing. Benjamin Ruth is one of America's most highly regarded contemporary violin makers, and a VSA competition winner of three gold medals. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is an amber brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 355mm, (Our #31695) $22,000.
51. BARTOLOMEO TASSINI, Venice, 1754, This early Venetian violin was made in the Stainer style. The two piece back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is an orange gold color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. (Our #24537) $22,000.
Violins $15,100-$20,000
52. HONORE DERAZEY, Mirecourt, c.1850, A Stradivari model violin made in the character of the work of J. B. Vuillaume. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl. The one-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a orange-reddish color over a golden yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 211 mm. 358mm, (Our #24783) $20,000.
53. GEORGE CRASKE, Manchester, 1850, A Guarneri model violin with a shallow arch, and of somewhat smaller dimensions than many of his Craske’s other insruments. The two-piece maple back is of daint narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a red-brown color over a yellow-brown ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 160 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 353mm, (Our #26259) $20,000.
54. HERMANN TODT, Markneukirchen, 1914, A superb bench copy of the ex-Lafont Guarneri del Gesu made by perhaps the best Markneukirchen maker of the early twentieth century. Todt even certified the intentionality of the copy on the label: Hermann Todt fecit/ Markneukirchen anno 1914/ Copia/ Joseph Guarnerius 1733/ Frederici Gilfillani Geschenk von Frederick Gilfillan an Jaraslav Siskovsky 1914. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a light golden amber color. Measurements: Length of Back: 351 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 202. 351mm, (Our #32240) $18,500.
55. GIUSEPPE SGARBI, ATTRIBUTED TO, Finale Emilia/Modena, c.1880, Possibly made in collaboration with his son Antonio Sgarbi. The two-piece maple back is of highly figured slab cut wood. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 158 mm, Middle Bouts: 107 mm, Lower Bouts: 195 mm. 355mm, (Our #32258) $18,000.
56. MARCELLO VILLA, Cremona, 2018, A Guarneri del Gesu model violin by reknowned Cremonese maker Marcello Villa. The handsome one piece back is of medium curl ascending very slightly from left to right. The two piece table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a semi-antiqued orange brown color over a golden ground. Accompanied by the maker's certificate. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. (Our #32910) $18,000.
57. CHARLES & SAMUEL THOMPSON, London, 1779, A particularly elegant 18th century English violin made for Thompson, possibly an unusually fine work of the prolific Lockey Hill, and in the mixed manner of both Amati and Stainer. Lockey Hill mainly produced instruments for the various large London music shops including both Thompson and Longman. It is labeled: Made and Sold by/ CHAs. & SAM. THOMPSON/ in St. Pauls Church Yard/ 17 LONDON 79; also branded on the back beneath the button: THOMPSONS/ LONDON. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a light golden orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 353mm, (Our #32693) $17,500.
58. SEBASTIAN KLOZ, Mittenwald, mid 18th century, A good Kloz family violin by Sebastian Kloz of Mittenwald. The two-piece maple back is of medium-narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of very faint narrow grain. The varnish is a golden-brown color. A characteristic and robust example of this maker’s work and in an excellent state of preservation. Measurements: Length of Back: 362 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 362mm, (Our #28859) $16,500.
59. VIRZI BROTHERS, New York, c.1925, Brothers Giuseppe and Giovanni Virzi of Palermo, Italy, emigrated to New York in 1913 where they established a workshop together. They were best known for innovating ideas to improve the tonality of acoustic instruments, namely the "Virzi Tone-Producer", which was attached to the bass-bar, and are typically removed. This Stradivari model is typical of their higher-end work and is perhaps the model referred to in their catalogue as the "Virzi Type". The handsome two-piece maple back is of attractive medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a red color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 357mm, (Our #24739) $16,000.
60. PATRICK JOSEPH BARDEN, Armagh, Ireland, 2019, A Stradivari modern violin by Patrick Joseph Barden of Ireland. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The antiqued varnish is a golden orange color. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 357mm, (Our #32635) $16,000.
61. CHRISTOPHER ULBRICHT, Indianapolis, 2019, A modern violin by Christopher Ulbricht of Indianapolis. The one piece back is of slab cut wood with very faint narrow curl. The two piece top is of fine grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The antiqued varnish is a golden orange color over a pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 355mm, (Our #32678) $16,000.
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62. PERRY AND WILKINSON, Dublin, 1797, Comfortable in its proportions, and with a relatively flat arch, this violin has the Thos. Perry & Wm. Wilkinson, Dublin label as well as their brand stamp below the back button. The one-piece maple back is of broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 161 mm, Middle Bouts 117mm: Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 354mm, (Our #29309) $15,000.
63. JOSEPH DALL'AGLIO, ATTRIBUTED TO, Mantua, 1821, The back, ribs, and scroll have been attributed to the work of Joseph Dall'Aglio of Mantua, while we believe that the table was made by another maker, probably a member of the Hill Family of London, and perhaps the work of Joseph or Joseph Lockey Hill. The violin was included in the 1922 catalogue of John Friedrich & Bro. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The one-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a golden-orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 357mm, (Our #25279) $15,000.
64. MATTHEW FURBER, London, c.1790, This early English violin --setting aside its Antonio Ruggieri label-- is likely the work of Matthew Furber. The two-piece maple back is of faint narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of very fine grain. The varnish is a golden brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 356mm, (Our #23295) $15,000.
65. FRANCOIS DELPRATO, Mirecourt/Paris, c.1900-1920, Francois Delprato was born in Paris in 1876, and worked in Mirecourt, Paris, London, Chicago & New York. This violin bears his pencilled signature and is a beautifully antiqued Stradivari model. The two-piece maple back is of medium to broad. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. It was made with an antiqued varnish of red-brown color over a pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 355mm, (Our #32432) $15,000.
66. SIMON ANDREW FORSTER, London, c.1830, A typical Amatese model violin made by this fine London maker, who was the son and pupil of William Forster III, and a pupil of Samuel Gilkes. We believe the scroll was made by another maker. The two-piece quarter sawn maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish- orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 108 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 359mm, (Our #29311) $15,000.
67. THOMAS DODD, London, c.1810-, A Stradivari model violin from the London shop of Thomas Dodd, where violins sold by and labeled T. Dodd were in fact made by Bernard Simon Fendt I, John Lott, Sr., or as in this case the work of Samuel Gilkes. The two-piece maple back is of mostly medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an orange-red color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. With a 1958 Certificate from Balmforth & Son, London. 355mm, (Our #22628) $15,000.
68. POSTIGLIONE SCHOOL, Naples, c.1880-1890, labeled as by Gaetano Vinaccia, and quite possibly the work of Raffaele Esposito, Naples (1883-1894) 360mm, (Our #23978) $15,000.
69. FUSSEN SCHOOL, c.1840, This fine sounding violin exhibits characteristics of the Fussen School of makers from Bavaria near the Austrian border. The two-piece maple back is of plain grain. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a shaded red-brown over golden ground color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 356mm, (Our #31060) $15,000.
70. LEOPOLD RENAUDIN, Paris, c.1780, A fine violin of the "Vieux Paris" school by Renaudin, made in the style of Jacques Boquay. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium to broad grain. The varnish is a warm orange-brown color. Attributed by Max Moller in his certificate of 1945 as the work of Jean-Baptiste Salomon, one of Renaudin’s Paris contemporaries. Measurements: Length of Back: 365 mm, Upper Bouts: 174 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 365mm, (Our #29094) $15,000.
71. JACOB MUELLER, Berlin, 2016, A wonderful modern instrument. The one-piece back is of narrow curl. The two-piece top is also of narrow grain. The varnish is an antiqued golden orange brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 355mm, (Our #31485) $15,000.
72. AMSTERDAM SCHOOL, c.1740-1775, An interesting composite violin showing the distinct characteristics of both 18th century Dutch and British makers. The back, head and ribs are of the Cuypers/Amsterdam school, and have been attributed to Lodewich Willem Joannes Roumen (Utrecht/Amsterdam c.1775), while the table is English, the work of William Prior c.1740. It is a violin with a very colorful and refined sound, It has a one-piece slab cut back and two piece table of fine grain. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 358mm, (Our #24538) $15,000.
73. GIOVANNI PALLAVER, Verona, 1954, Giovanni Pallaver (1908-1986) was a student of Andrea Bisiach in Milan. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two piece spruce table is of very faint narrow grain. The varnish is a red-orange color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 356mm, (Our #28942) $15,000.
74. GIOVANNI PALLAVER, Verona, 1957, This violin was made by Giovanni Pallaver (1908-1986), who was a student of Andrea Bisiach in Milan. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is an orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 357mm, (Our #28700) $15,000.
75. WILLIAM FORSTER II, London, c.1790, an interesting & very attractive English composite violin after Amati by William Forster Sr. or his son William Forster III; the back is later and possibly from the workshop of Thomas Kennedy 358mm, (Our #31954) $15,000.
76. CHARLES J. B. COLLIN-MEZIN, Mirecourt, 1897, An attractive violin with a strong sound from this prominent Mirecourt workshop. The two-piece maple back is of broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is an orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 360mm, (Our #28467) $14,000.
77. JUSTIN DERAZEY, Mirecourt, c.1870, A Stradivari model violin with an antiqued varnish executed in the Vuillaume style. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an antiqued deep red-brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 360mm, (Our #31991) $13,500.
78. JOHN F. LOTT, COMPOSITE, London, c.1825, A Guarneri del Gesu model violin made by John Frederick Lott, the table made somewhat later by George Craske. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a dark red-brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 353mm, (Our #30110) $12,500.
79. JOSEPH KLOZ, Mittenwald, 1793, A violin typical of the work of Joseph Kloz (1771-1831) Junior, whose father was known as Joseph Thomas and Joseph, senior. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of very fine grain. The varnish is a rich orange-red color. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 353mm, (Our #31809) $12,500.
80. THOMAS KENNEDY, London, 1806, An early violin by Thomas Kennedy srongly showing the influence of his teacher William Forster III. The two-piece partial slab- cut maple back is of narrow curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of irregular and wavy medium grain. It is signed in pen on the upper inside back: Thos. Kennedy/ N 19 Prince St,/Westminster/1806. The varnish is a lustrous orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 108 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. It is highly arched, producing a sweet and colorful sound, and is the earliest dated instrument we have seen by this maker. 355mm, (Our #27367) $12,500.
81. SAM PAYTON, Philadelphia, 2015, Luthier Sam Payton modeled this instrument after a Matteo Goffriller violin of 1707. It has a rich reddish varnish, elegant details and orchestral arching with comfortable proportions. The one-piece maple back is slab cut. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. Measurements: Length of Back: 351 mm, Upper Bouts: 157 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 200 mm. 351mm, (Our #30740) $12,500.
82. PAUL BAILLY WORKSHOP, Paris/London, c.1904, A Stradivari model violin made by the workshop of Paul Bailly, c. 1904. Born in Mirecourt, Bailly worked for Jules Gaillard, Nicolas François Vuillaume, and for his brother J.B. Vuillaume in Paris. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl ascending slightly from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a red-brown color over a yellow golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 357mm, (Our #27266) $12,500.
83. OTTO ERDESZ, This violin was made by Otto Erdesz, who was particularly known for his copies of Guarneri del Gesu violins. Erdesz was Hungarian born, worked in Israel, Toronto, and finally settled in New York. The one-piece maple back is of broad curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is an antiqued brownish red color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 356mm, (Our #31093) $12,500.
84. BENVENUTO BOTTURI, Brescia, 1939, A violin made by award-winning Brescian maker Benvenuto Botturi. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 357mm, (Our #29289) $12,500.
85. JOHANN JOSEF STADLMANN, Vienna, c.1750, In a particularly fine state of preservation, this violin was made by the Viennese Imperial Court's appointed violin maker, Johann Josef Stadlmann, c.1750. The one-piece maple back is of narrow-medium curl descending from left to right with an impressed brand of the Austrian two-headed eagle at the top and a smaller one at the bottom. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is a dark reddish brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 357mm, (Our #28720) $12,500.
86. JANOS SPIEGEL, Budapest, 1918, A very attractive Guarneri del Gesu model violin made by Janos Spiegel in Budapest in 1918. The handsome one-piece maple back is of mostly horizontal broad curl descending slightly from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 358mm, (Our #28977) $12,500.
87. JOHN WILKINSON, London, c.1925, A violin made by London maker John Wilkinson (1889-1961). It has been fully antiqued to resemble old Italian work, and was probably meant to be a copy of Testore. The two-piece maple back is of horizontal broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an antiqued reddish orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 358mm, (Our #27084) $12,000.
88. EMILIA-ROMAGNA, c.1930s, A violin, probably made in Bologna, labeled PIETRO MESSORI/ MODENA/ fatto l'Anno 1932; and branded on inside back: MESSORI; probably by a member of the Carletti family. It comes with a certificate by Dario D’Attili, dated Dumont 1992, as the work of Pietro Messori of Modena. The two-piece maple back is of mostly horizontal narrow to broad curl. The one-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the treble flank. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 356mm, (Our #29097) $12,000.
89. JULES JOSEPH GRANDJON, Mirecourt, c.1870, A very powerful sounding Guarneri model violin antiqued in the manner of the J.B. Vuillaume shop made by Jules Joseph Grandjon in Mirecourt, c.1870. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly fine grain. The varnish is a golden red-brown color over a golden ground, with a dark mustache in the center of the table. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 214 mm. 360mm, (Our #29310) $12,000.
90. LUIGI MOZZANI, Bologna, 1930, A violin made by renowned Italian guitar virtuoso and luthier Luigi Mozzani in Bologna in 1930. The two-piece maple back is of horizontal medium broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain with some hasel present at the left soundhole. The varnish is a red brown color over a pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 358mm, (Our #24076) $12,000.
91. WOJCIECH TOPA, Poland, 2010, An antiqued Guarneri del Gesu model violin made by one of Poland’s most accomplished luthiers, Wojciech Topa, in 2010. The one-piece maple back is of horizontal narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden amber brown color over a yellow golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 351 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 351mm, (Our #31362) $12,000.
92. KARL WEISS, ATTRIBUTED TO, Stuttgart, c.1930, An elegant and skillfully crafted German violin that is probably the work of Karl Weiss of Stuttgart, c. 1930. Weiss was born in 1912 and worked for the Hamma & Hans Nebel workshop. The one-piece maple back is of narrow-medium curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an even orange color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 161 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 355mm, (Our #29808) $12,000.
93. GIUSEPPE CALACE, Naples, c.1930s, A violin made by Giuseppe Calace in Naples, c.1930s. The two-piece maple back is of irregular medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is also of irregular medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 355mm, (Our #24726) $12,000.
94. GEORGE CRASKE, Stockport, c.1860, A violin made by the prolific English luthier George Craske and sold by William E. Hill & Sons in London. And in his typical somewhat rustic semi-antiqued manner.The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl on top with broader curl towards the bottom, descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a pale yellow golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 351 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 199 mm. 351mm, (Our #32512) $12,000.
95. DIDIER NICOLAS AINE, Mirecourt, c.1830, A characteristically large French violin by the prolific workshop of Didier Nicolas Aine, c.1830, and not one of the later Mirecourt factory productions. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl ascending slightly from the left to the right. The single-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a dark brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 362 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 362mm, (Our #32199) $12,000.
96. RAFFAELLO STEFANINI, Bologna, 2010, A Tononi model violin made by Philadelphia-based Italian luthier Raffaello Stefanini in Bologna in 2010. Stefanini is also a world-renowned old-time fiddler, with an international career and appears on nearly two dozen CDs. The one-piece maple back is of mostly horizontal narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 356mm, (Our #30587) $12,000.
97. EULO DORFINO BY PAUL DOERFEL, Markneukirchen, 1930, An elegant semi-antiqued Carlo Testore model violin made under the maker’s Italianized pseudonym "Eulo Dorgino" for the Moennig shop. The two-piece maple back is of mostly narrow curl ascending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a orange reddish color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 357mm, (Our #28606) $10,000.
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98. AUGUSTE FALISSE, Brussels, c.1910-, Guarneri del Gesu model, labeled: Joseph Guarnerius fecit/ Cremonae anno 1734/ HIS.; and branded above the label: FAIT EN BELGIQUE. The attractive single-piece slab-cut maple back of irregular broad curl ascending slightly from left to right; the ribs of similar wood; the head of narrow-medium curl, the two- piece table of medium grain throughout; deep red-brown varnish over a golden ground. 357mm, (Our #32909) $10,000.
99. VIRGILIO CAPELLINI, Cremona, 1974, A Stradivarius model violin made by a modern Cremonese maker and bearing his label. The two-piece maple back is of narrow to medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an ornage-red colore over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 112mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 355mm, (Our #28575) $10,000.
100. DAVID STIRRAT, Edinburgh, c.1820, This violin is by David Stirrat, an interesting maker of the Edinburgh school, who was a follower of Matthew Hardie. The one-piece quarter sawn maple back is of varied curl. The two-piece spruce table is of wide grain. The varnish is a dark red-brown color over an orange-gold-brown ground color. Measurements: Length of Back: 350 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 350mm, (Our #26233) $10,000.
101. SASKIA BERGINK, Milan, 2006, Saskia Bergink was a student of the great Milan maker and teacher Luca Primon. This violin was built in her Milan studio and is designed after an instrument made by Carlo Tononi. The two piece maple back is particularly handsome wood with medium curl, and the spruce top is of broad grain narrowing toward the flanks. The varnish is a rich golden orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 354mm, (Our #25852) $10,000.
102. MICHEL PACHEREL, Paris, c.1780, This late 18th century Paris school violin is in an exceptionally fine state of preservation. It bears the brand of Michel Pacherel. The two-piece maple back is of narrow. The two-piece spruce table is of grain varying from narrow to medium. The varnish is a red-orange color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 360mm, (Our #31551) $9,500.
103. AUGUST GEMUNDER & SONS, New York, 1907, a "Gemunder Art" violin by the firm of August Gemunder and Sons, in the style of Guarneri del Gesu, with a two- piece back of lovely slab-cut maple and with a skillfully antiqued varnish; it is labeled: GEMUNDER "ART" VIOLIN/ SOLE MAKERS/ AUGUST GEMUNDER & SONS/ NEW YORK/ 1907, and closely matches the Joseph Guarnerius Model Style E illustrated in their catalogue of 1909 351mm, (Our #32632) $9,500.
104. EMILE BOULANGEOT, WORKSHOP, Lyon, 1926, Emile Boulangeot was born in Mirecourt in 1877, apprenticed with E. Laurent, and established himself professionally in Paris where he worked for Gustave Bernardel. He took on the business of Blanchard in Lyon where this violin was made. The two-piece maple back is of mostly narrow horizontal curl. The two- piece spruce table is of medium grain. The very translucent varnish is a reddish color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 355mm, (Our #31989) $9,000.
105. FRANCOIS DELPRATO, PROBABLY BY, Mirecourt, c.1900 and later, Most likely the work of Francois DelPrato, this violin is a tastefully antiqued Matteo Goffriller model. The two-piece maple back is of faint medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a reddish orange-brown color over a gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 198 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 166 mm. 359mm, (Our #25267) $9,000.
106. GEORGE APPARUT, Mirecourt, 1946, Bearing the label of George Apparut of Mirecourt, the maker gave this violin his serial number 570. The two-piece maple back is of medium to broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow. The varnish is intentionally antiqued of a yellow-golden brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 356mm, (Our #31294) $9,000.
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107. CHARLES J. B. COLLIN-MEZIN, Mirecourt, c.1900, made by the firm of Charles J. B. Collin-Mezin, and bearing the label of Emile Francais, Paris 360mm, (Our #32902) $9,500.
108. ETIENNE LAPREVOTTE, Paris, 1822, Violin maker Etienne Laprevotte was from Marseilles where he began his career, and worked in Paris from 1837-1857. He was the Maker to the Duke of Bordeaux. This sweet sounding violin has a one-piece back of narrow curl. The top is of three pieces, one large center piece and two small wings. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 108 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 359mm, (Our #31011) $8,500.
109. PRAGUE SCHOOL, Prague, c.1820, 359mm, (Our #32132) $8,500.
110. GEORG WALTER GUTTER, Markneukirchen, c.1920, This violin is an example of Gutter’s G. B. Gabbrielli model, made with very attractive maple, and possessing a strong dark sound. The two-piece maple back is of varied curl. The two-piece spruce table ranges from medium to wide grain. The varnish is a reddish brown over amber gold color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 356mm, (Our #31465) $8,500.
111. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 1997, This Stradivarius model violin was made by Burritt Miller, trained in Cremona and a longtime alumnus of the Moennig Violin shop in Philadelphia. The two-piece maple back is of medium and broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an even toned red-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 354 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 354mm, (Our #25795) $8,500.
112. TYROLEAN, c.1770, This very fine & attractive violin is a comfortable 7/8-size of the Tyrolean School, and possibly made by Anton Rief. The one-piece maple back is of mostly plain grain. The two-piece spruce table is of very fine grain. The varnish is an even amber brown color. Although “1668" is inked on the back of the head, we think this was made about a century later. Measurements: Length of Back: 346 mm, Upper Bouts: 156 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 194 mm. 346mm, (Our #30888) $8,500.
113. NEUNER SCHOOL, Mittenwald, c.1800, A clear and strong sounding violin by a maker of the Mittenwald School, and in a very healthy state of preservation. The two-piece maple back is of faintly narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is a reddish orange color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 362 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 362mm, (Our #32612) $8,500.
114. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, Markneukirchen, 1925, This Roth 1734 Guarneri del Gesu model violin is in nearly perfect, virtually unplayed condition. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish-orange color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 356mm, (Our #32284) $8,500.
115. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 1999, A violin made by local maker Burritt Miller, who trained in Cremona and was a longtime alumnus of the Moennig Violin shop in Philadelphia. The two-piece maple back is of medium-broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is an orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 355mm, (Our #25075) $8,000.
116. RICCARDA DACQUATI, Cremona, 2006, Riccarda Dacquati, born in 1971, is a graduate of the Cremona International School of Violin Making, where she studied under with Giorgio Scolari, and later apprenticed to brothers Giorgio and Daniele Scolari. This is her Guarneri del Gesu model with a two-piece maple back of narrow curl, and two-piece top also of narrow curl. The varnish is a golden orange-brown over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 352 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 352mm, (Our #27120) $8,000.
117. WILLIAM MOENNIG I, Philadelphia, 1919, William Moennig I emigrated from Germany to America in 1896. He opened his renowned shop in Philadelphia in 1909. This violin from his hand has a two-piece maple back of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 213 mm. 360mm, (Our #29512) $8,000.
118. BURRITT MILLER, Philadelphia, 1992, A Stradivarius model violin made by local maker Burritt Miller, who trained in Cremona and was a longtime alumnus of the Moennig Violin shop in Philadelphia. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from right to left. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening significantly towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over a golden orange ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 358mm, (Our #28013) $8,000.
119. MIRECOURT SCHOOL, c.1900, This lovely turn of the century violin is a nice Stradivari model violin, possibly from the Collin-Mezin workshop, and attributed on the label as a copy of Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. The two-piece maple back is of handsome medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a golden-orange color. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 359mm, (Our #23609) $8,000.
120. GUIDO ALBERINI, Cremona, 2001, Alberini’s training as a graduate of the violin making school in Cremona is evident in the details of this classic Stradivari model. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an orange-red color over a pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 356mm, (Our #27426) $7,500.
121. HEINRICH TH. HEBERLEIN, JR., Markneukirchen, 1915, A Stradivari model violin made by Heinrich Th. Heberlein, Jr. in Markneukirchen in 1915, and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow-medium grain. The varnish is a orange red color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 355mm, (Our #26345) $7,500.
122. DERAZEY WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, c.1870, This strongly proportioned Stradivari model stylistically resembles the work of Didier Nicolas Aine. The one-piece maple back is of varied narrow horizontal curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium and broad grain. The varnish is a reddish-brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 355mm, (Our #30146) $7,500.
123. WILLIAM H. MOENNIG JR., Philadelphia, 1945, A violin made right here in Philadelphia in 1945 by William H. Moennig Jr. The two-piece maple back is of medium- broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly even medium grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 163 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 356mm, (Our #29554) $7,500.
124. GUIDO MARAVIGLIA, Pistoia, 1961, A modern Italian violin with a sweet sound. Labeled: GUIDO MARAVIGLIA/PISTOIA ANNO 1961 (Signed by the maker, and inscribed on top of label: SILENO)The two-piece maple back is of mostly medium curl ascending from the center joint with some lively irregularity towards the top. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color over an amber gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 356mm, (Our #22634) $6,500.
125. PAUL HILAIRE, Mirecourt, 1976, A violin made for William Moennig & Son by Paul Hilaire in Mirecourt in 1976 . The two-piece maple back is of medium broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the lower flanks. The varnish is an orange-reddish brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 355mm, (Our #28463) $6,500.
126. LIONELLO GALETTI, Cremona, 1985, A Stradivari model violin made by Lionello Galetti in Cremona in 1985, and comes with the original maker’s certificate. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 355mm, (Our #25781) $6,500.
127. MOUGENOT WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, c.1920s, A J.B. Guadagnini model violin made by the Mougenot Workshop in Mirecourt, c. 1920s. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly even medium grain. The varnish is an amber orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 357mm, (Our #29588) $6,500.
128. FRANCOIS BRETON, Mirecourt, c.1890, A violin made by Francois Breton in Mirecourt, c. 1890. The one-piece maple back is of narrow medium curl descending from left to right with a sculpted button. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an even orange brown color over a golden yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 358mm, (Our #30378) $6,500.
129. GEORGES CONE ET FILS, Lyon, 1932, A Stradivari model violin in near perfect condition made by the firm of made for William Moennig & Son by Paul Hilaire in Mirecourt in 1976 . The two-piece maple back is of medium to broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is an golden orange color. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 356mm, (Our #31411) $6,500.
130. LEON MOUGENOT, WORKSHOP OF, Mirecourt, c.1920, A Guarneri del Gesu model violin made in the workshop of Leon Mougenot, c. 1920, and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of narrow-medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange-brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 357mm, (Our #29955) $6,500.
131. NEUNER & HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1890, A very high quality Neuner & Hornsteiner violin, c.1890 that has been antiqued in the French (Vuillaume) style and perfectly set up by our workshop. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from left to right. The one-piece spruce table is of medium broad grain narrowing towards the right flank. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over amber ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 361 mm, Upper Bouts: 161 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 361mm, (Our #32527) $6,500.
132. AUGUST GEMUNDER & SONS, New York, 1908, A beautifully antiqued Stradivari model violin made by the firm of August Gemunder & Sons of New York in 1908. This is a "Gemunder Art" violin, or a German instrument which was reworked and varnished in New York, a practice for which the firm was well known. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending very slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain. The varnish is a deep reddish brown color over an antiqued yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 358mm, (Our #30444) $6,500.
133. HEINRICH TH HEBERLEIN, JR., Markneukirchen, 1926, A Stradivari model violin made by Heinrich Theodore Heberlein Jr. in Markneukirchen in 1926. The two-piece maple back is of horizontal medium-broad curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an antiqued reddish orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 356mm, (Our #28741) $6,500.
134. CAUSSIN WORKSHOP, Neufchateau (Vosges), c.1880, A violin made c.1880 in the Caussin Workshop in their typical antiqued style, and boasting a strong and dark sound. The one-piece slab cut maple back is of plain curl. The one-piece spruce table is of very fine grain broadening dramatically towards the flanks. The varnish is an opaque butterscotch brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 358mm, (Our #29812) $6,500.
135. MARKNEUKIRCHEN, c.1925, A Storioni labeled violin from Markneukirchen, c. 1925. The attractive two-piece maple back is of medium to broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 160 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. (Our #32310) $6,500.
136. ORIPPI & GAMBARIN, Cremona, 2009, A tastefully antiqued Stradivari Model violin made by contemporary Italian luthiers Orippi & Gambarin in Cremona in 2009, with a certificate by the makers. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending very slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium and narrow grain. The varnish is a dark red- brown color over golden orange ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 356mm, (Our #29534) $6,500.
137. MASAKICHI SUZUKI, Nagoya, 1929, An extremely attractive and performance oriented violin made by the firm of Japanese maker Masakichi Suzuki in Nagoya in 1929. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an antiqued reddish brown color over a yellow-gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 357mm, (Our #31850) $6,500.
138. HANS NEBEL, Mittenwald, 1945, A full-sounding Guarneri model violin made by Hans Nebel. Originally from Mittenwald, Hans Nebel worked in New York for Wurlitzer and returned to Mittenwald in 1945 The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 117 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 356mm, (Our #25489) $6,000.
139. DERAZEY/GRANDJON SCHOOL, Mirecourt, c.1880, A Stradivari model violin made by the School of either Derezay or Grandjon in Mirecourt, c. 1880. The two- piece maple back is of narrow horizontal curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a shaded orange reddish brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 119 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 359mm, (Our #24650) $6,000.
140. OTAKAR FR. SPIDLEN, Prague, 1935, A violin made by renowned Ukranian maker Otakar Frantisek Spidlen in Prague in 1935. The one-piece maple back is of medium and narrow curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is light golden yellow brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 355mm, (Our #29583) $6,000.
141. PIERRE MOISY, Philadelphia, 2000, a Guarneri del Gesu model from this fine French luthier 352mm, (Our #32901) $6,000.
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142. JAMES BRIGGS, Glasgow, c.1880, A Scottish violin made by James Briggs in Glasgow, c.1880. The two-piece maple back is of horizontal narrow-medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a golden honey-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 358mm, (Our #24794) $5,500.
143. FRANZ REINDL, Mittenwald, 1967, A violin made by Franz Reindl in Mittenwald in 1967, and in excellent condition. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl ascending slightly from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 211 mm. 356mm, (Our #28499) $5,000.
144. MALINE, Mirecourt, c.1825, A sweet sounding violin branded and signed internally: Henry B Holt/ London (an English seller or maker's name previously unknown to us). It was actually made in Mirecourt, France c.1825 by the prolific Maline workshop. The one-piece maple back is of plain to medium curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is an amber brown over yellow golden color. Measurements: Length of Back: 351 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 200 mm. 351mm, (Our #24420) $5,000.
145. GUSTAVE AUGUST FICKER, Mittenwald, 1957, A very fine Nicolo Gagliano violin made by the firm of Ernst Heinrich Roth in Mittenwald in 1957 and using the trade name Gustave August Ficker. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is an orange brown color over pale golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 123 mm, Lower Bouts: 212 mm. 356mm, (Our #26242) $5,000.
146. CORBINIAN HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1820, This nineteenth century violin made in a Mittenwald workshop bears a facsimile label of, and was made in the style of the earlier Hornsteiner family’s work. The two-piece maple back is of quite plain grain. The spruce table is of two pieces. The varnish is a deep reddish brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 355mm, (Our #24419) $5,000.
147. CAUSSIN WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, c.1860, Fully antiqued and distressed finish in the Caussin style. The one-piece maple back is of plain curl. The one-piece spruce table is of even broad grain. The varnish is an antiqued light brown color over pale golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 355mm, (Our #26362) $5,000.
148. ANTONIO LOVERI, Mirecourt, c.1910, A violin made in Mirecourt in the first years of the twentieth century, under the name of Antonio Loveri of Naples, & sold through the firm of William Tonk & Bro. of Chicago. The two-piece maple back is of mostly narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is an orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 359mm, (Our #32027) $5,000.
149. MAX SCHUSTER, Markneukirchen, c.1925, A Stradivari model violin made by Max Schuster of Markneukirchen, c. 1925. The two-piece maple back is of narrow- medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an antiqued reddish orange brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 356mm, (Our #26608) $4,500.
150. G. A. PFRETZSCHNER, Markneukirchen, c.1925-30, A Stradivari model violin made by the firm of G. A. Pfretzschner in Markneukirchen, c. 1925-1930, and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a shaded reddish brown color over pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 357mm, (Our #25819) $4,500.
151. JOHN FRIEDRICH & BRO, Markneukirchen, 1923, A fine German Stradivari model violin made for and sold by the shop of John Friedrich in New York. The two- piece maple back is of broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even medium grain. The varnish is a reddish orange brown color over gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 358mm, (Our #26573) $4,500.
152. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, FOR LOWENDALL, Markneukirchen, 1926, A Stradivari model violin made by Ernst Heinrich Roth for Hermann Lowendall in Markneukirchen in 1926, and essentially corresponding to Roth’s model IV-R. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl ascending slightly from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine to medium grain. The varnish is a shaded and slightly antiqued orange red brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 360mm, (Our #30159) $4,500.
153. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1920, A very attractive and strong sounding violin made by a skilled Markneukirchen workshop, c. 1920. The one-piece maple back is of narrow to medium curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is a shaded reddish brown color over golden orange ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 358mm, (Our #31740) $4,500.
154. ROBERT GLIER, Cincinnati, 1915, A Stradivari model violin made in Mirecourt, France, probably by the Mougenot workshop. It was finished by Robert Glier for the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company in Cincinnati in 1915. The attractive two-piece maple back is of medium-broad curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain. The varnish is a golden orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 355mm, (Our #25801) $4,000.
155. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1890-1900, A violin from the firm of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy in Mirecourt, c.1890-1900. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine to medium grain. The varnish is a golden brown color over an amber yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 357mm, (Our #24961) $4,000.
156. CAUSSIN WORKSHOP, Neufchateau (Vosges), c.1860-, An interesting and very strong sounding violin from the Caussin Workshop in Neufchateau, c. 1860s, with a large body (14-7/16"). The one-piece maple back is of faintly irregular narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a somewhat antiqued reddish brown color over a yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 367 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 117 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 367mm, (Our #31909) $4,000.
157. JOHN JUZEK, WORKSHOP OF, Prague, c.1925-, A violin made in the workshop of John Juzek in Prague, c. 1925. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening generously towards the flanks. The varnish is a light reddish-orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 359mm, (Our #32726) $4,000.
158. FRANCOIS XAVIER LECAVALLE, Mirecourt, 1856, A violin made by Francois Xavier Lecavalle in Mirecourt in 1856, with the pegbox terminating in a carved bald & bearded man's head, presumed to be that of Gaspard Duiffopruggar. The -piece maple back is of strikingly figured medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of even fine grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 368 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 212 mm. 368mm, (Our #26458) $4,000.
159. E. MANNHEIMER, Markneukirchen, c.1920, A Guarneri model violin from Markneukirchen, c. 1920 labeled: Made by E. Mannheimer/ Copy of Guarnerius, with moderate antiquing and in excellent condition. The one-piece maple back is of horizontal narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color with shading. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 357mm, (Our #30594) $3,800.
160. OTTOMAR HAUSMANN, Mittenwald, c.1960, A Joseph Guarneri del Gesu model violin made by Ottomar Hausmann in Mittenwald, c.1960, with a very strong sound, and in nearly new condition. The two-piece maple back has the makers brand at the top with narrow curl descending slightly from the center. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 357mm, (Our #32655) $3,800.
161. 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) from Saxony, c. 1910, and in nearly perfect condition. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an antiqued orange reddish brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 355mm, (Our #31749) $3,800.
162. LOUIS LOWENDALL, Berlin, c.1925, A Stradivari model violin made by the firm of Louis Lowendall in Berlin, c. 1925. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain narrowing towards the flanks. The varnish is a shaded orange-red color over yellow gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 165 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 355mm, (Our #30647) $3,500.
163. H. M. SNELL, Pittsburgh, 1926, A finely crafted Guarneri model violin made by H. M. Snell in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1926, with extensive varnish craquele. The one-piece maple back is of mostly narrow curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of medium even grain. The varnish is a dark reddish brown color over an amber ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 161 mm, Middle Bouts: 108 mm, Lower Bouts: 201 mm. 357mm, (Our #29669) $3,500.
164. NEUNER & HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1900, An unusually good looking violin made in the Mirecourt tradition, but from the Mittenwald firm Neuner & Hornsteiner, c. 1900, and nicely antiqued in the Vuillaume style. The two-piece maple back is of narrow medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over a pale gold ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 111 mm, Lower Bouts: 203 mm. 357, (Our #30050) $3,500.
165. WALTER SOLON GOSS, Boston, 1915, An American violin made by Walter Solon Goss in Boston in 1915. The one-piece maple back is of faint medium curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. (Our #31229) $3,500.
166. ENGLISH/SCOTTISH, Manchester / Glasgow, c.1900, An unlabeled English or Scottish violin made c. 1900. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 172 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 359mm, (Our #24767) $3,500.
167. LOUIS LOWENDALL, WORKSHOP, Berlin, c.1890, An antiqued Guarneri model violin made in the workshop of Louis Lowendall in Berlin, c.1890, and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The antiqued varnish is a reddish orange brown color over yellow ground, with a mustache. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 357mm, (Our #27496) $3,500.
168. VIRZI LABEL, Saxony, 1927, A violin produced in Germany and sold through the Virzi Brothers firm in New York, with the Virzi tone-producer removed. The one- piece maple back is of irregular horizontal narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a reddish orange-brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 359mm, (Our #28877) $3,500.
169. C. G. CONN, Elkhart, Indiana, c.1925, A Stradivari model violin made in Elkhart, Indiana, c. 1925, and possibly the work of Frank Barstow. The one-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a reddish-orange brown color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 213 mm. 360mm, (Our #27753) $3,500.
170. KURT GUTTER, Markneukirchen, 1925, A Stradivari model violin made by Kurt Gütter in Markneukirchen, c. 1925. The two-piece maple back is of medium to broad curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over pale golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 116 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 359mm, (Our #26931) $3,500.
171. CARLO MICELLI, Saxony, 1920, A violin in excellent condition bearing the label: Carlo Micelli/ Anno 1920. Carlo Micelli was a trade-name used by the firm of C. Meisel workshop in Saxony. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl slightly descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a deep reddish brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 362 mm, Upper Bouts: 171 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 362mm, (Our #26670) $3,500.
172. G. A. PFRETZSCHNER, Markneukirchen, c.1920s, A Stradivari model violin made by G. A. Pfretzschner in Markneukirchen, c. 1920s. The two-piece maple back is of medium narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a light orange brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 358mm, (Our #26330) $3,500.
173. ALBERT HILDEBRANDT, Baltimore, 1907, This is a lovely handmade American Violin with Hildebrandt’s characteristic vibrant red varnish. It is a very fine sounding Guarneri model in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium and broad grain. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 356mm, (Our #28488) $3,500.
174. LOWENDALL SCHOOL, Markneukirchen, c.1890, A very bold sounding Guarneri model violin made in Markneukirchen, c. 1890, and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a red-brown color over pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 172 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 210 mm. 357, (Our #32738) $3,250.
175. HERMANN TODT, Markneukirchen, 1922, Hermann Todt’s craftsmanship was of the highest order, and this Joseph Guarneri model violin is a fine example of his work. It was originally made to be sold by Wm. Lewis & Sons of Chicago. The two-piece maple back is of faint medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a shaded brown-red color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 357 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 357mm, (Our #30920) $3,000.
176. CAUSSIN SCHOOL, Mirecourt, c.1880s, A violin of the Caussin School, by the firm of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy of Mirecourt, c. 1880s, in an antiqued style. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl ascending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The original varnish is an golden brown color, with antiquing. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 358mm, (Our #27592) $3,000.
177. HEINRICH TH. HEBERLEIN, JR., Markneukirchen, 1914, A Guarneri model violin made in Markneukirchen in 1914. The two-piece maple back is of medium horizontal curl. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening toward the flanks. The varnish is an orange red color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 356 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 356mm, (Our #30521) $3,000.
178. JACOBUS HORNSTEINER, Markneukirchen, c.1930s, A Stradivari model violin made in Markneukirchen, c. 1930s with a clear, bright sound, and in excellent condition. Jacobus Hornsteiner was a trade name used by the firm of Ernst Heinrich Roth. The two-piece maple back is of narrow horizontal curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is an antiqued orange red color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 358 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 358mm, (Our #30928) $3,000.
179. REMBERT WURLITZER (MADE FOR), Mittenwald, c.1960, A violin made in Mittenwald for Rembert Wurlitzer, c.1960. The one-piece maple back is of narrow- medium horizontal curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a reddish orange color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 162 mm, Middle Bouts: 110 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 355mm, (Our #30681) $3,000.
180. ENGLISH, c.1880, A English violin modeled after Giovanni Paolo Maggini, c.1880. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening slightly toward the flanks. The varnish is a red brown color over yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 362 mm, Upper Bouts: 200 mm, Middle Bouts: 170 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 362mm, (Our #22888) $3,000.
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181. ROMAN TELLER, Erlangen, Germany, c.1960, Made by the firm of Roman Teller in Erlangen for the shop of Paul Safran in Philadelphia on North 8th street. The two-piece quarter sawn maple back is of narrow curl ascending very slightly from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of narrower grain broadening toward the flanks. The varnish is a golden color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 114 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. 359mm, (Our #29396) $2,500.
182. MAGGINI MODEL, Markneukirchen, c.1890-1910, With a tastefully antiqued varnish in the French style, this long Maggini model produces a massively deep sound. The two-piece quarter sawn maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain broadening toward the flanks. The top and back are outlined with the double purfling associated with Maggini’s work, and the scroll has an extra turn. Measurements: Length of Back: 366 mm, Upper Bouts: 214mm, Middle Bouts: 123 mm, Lower Bouts: 214 mm. 366mm, (Our #29242) $2,500.
183. ERNST HEINRICH ROTH, Markneukirchen, 1927, A very nice sounding Stradivarius model violin bearing the Roth label, dated 1927. The two-piece maple back and the ribs are of narrow curl descending from the center joint. The one-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening toward the flanks. The varnish is a red-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back 356mm, Upper Bouts 168mm, Middle Bouts 112mm, Lower Bouts 205mm. 356mm, (Our #30597) $2,500.
184. NEUNER & HORNSTEINER, Mittenwald, c.1880, A Stradivari model made c.1880 by the workshop of Neuner & Hornsteiner in Mittenwald, Germany. The two- piece maple back is of narrow horizontal curl and the one-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain. The varnish is the dark burgundy color that was typically used by this workshop. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 205 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 205 mm. 355mm, (Our #30607) $2,500.
185. PAUL CLAUDOT, Mirecourt, c.1890, A very clean Mirecourt violin, bearing the Paul Claudot brand stamp on the interior of the back. The one-piece maple back is of irregular broad curl ascending from left to right and the one-piece spruce table is of medium grain. The varnish is a reddish-brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 362 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 208 mm. 362mm, (Our #30281) $2,500.
186. GERMAN, A Stradivarius model violin by a German maker. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly medium grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is an orange brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 359 mm, Upper Bouts: 169 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 211 mm. 359, (Our #32795) $1,750.
187. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1890s, The workshops of Jerome Thibouville Lamy produced violins of various grades. This instrument is in the category they called Medio Fine. It is a well crafted Stradivarius model, and bears the JTL label advertising their “Medailles d’Or’ honors. The two-piece maple back is of plain grain; and the two-piece table is of spruce. The varnish is a dark red color. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 115 mm, Lower Bouts: 170 mm. 360mm, (Our #31566) $1,600.
188. ERNST MARTIN, Saxony, c.1901, An Amati model violin made in Saxony for the New York based B&J company. The two-piece maple back is of broad curl descending from the center joint; the maple head is of narrow curl; the two-piece spruce table is of broad even grain. The varnish is a dark red color. Measurements: Length of Back: 364 mm, Upper Bouts: 168 mm, Middle Bouts: 113 mm, Lower Bouts: 207 mm. This violin is in excellent condition. 364mm, (Our #29679) $1,500.
189. JOH. BAPT. SCHWEITZER, LABELED, Markneukirchen, c.1900, A violin commerically produced in Saxony with a fully antiqued and distressed finish. The one-piece maple back is of narrow curl descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain broadening towards the flanks. The varnish is a red-brown color with slight shading over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 364 mm, Upper Bouts: 166 mm, Middle Bouts: 118 mm, Lower Bouts: 206 mm. 364mm, (Our #32796) $1,250.
190. IVAN DUNOV, 2016, A Superior model Ivan Dunov violin. The two-piece maple back is of narrow almost horizontal curl; the maple ribs are of narrow curl; and the two-piece spruce table is of narrow to medium grain. The varnish is a reddish orange-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 355 mm, Upper Bouts: 170 mm, Middle Bouts: 120 mm, Lower Bouts: 209 mm. 355mm, (Our #31628) $1,200.
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191. LOCKEY HILL, London, c.1775, A violin made by Lockey Hill and in Baroque condition with its original neck (still in with a nail), saddle, and bass-bar. The one-piece poplar back is of medium curl descending slightly from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of irregular fine and medium grain. The varnish is a reddish brown color over a golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 353 mm, Upper Bouts: 164 mm, Middle Bouts: 109 mm, Lower Bouts: 202 mm. 353mm, (Our #22898) $15,000.
192. NICOLAS AUGUSTIN CHAPPUY, Mirecourt, c.1780s, A violin in original Baroque condition made by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy, and in a particularly fine state of preservation. The one-piece maple back is of irregular medium and medium-broad curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of fine grain. The varnish is a golden orange amber-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 360 mm, Upper Bouts: 167 mm, Middle Bouts: 112 mm, Lower Bouts: 204 mm. 360mm, (Our #28315) $10,000.
193. SCHOOL OF GUERSAN, Paris or Mirecourt, c.1750-, This quinton has five strings, a two-piece back of narrow horizontal grain, ribs of slightly broader curl, and a two-piece top of fine grain broadening slightly towards the flanks. The plain maple head is flat at the back with channels over the top of the scroll, and there is an ebony fingerboard and tailpiece. The repair label reads: Raccomode par Antoine/ Chevallet d'Annecy 1825. Measurements: length of back: 376mm (incorporating button area), string length: 324mm, lower bout: 209mm, center bout: 110mm, upper bout: 161mm. Comes in a modern case. (Our #30441) $9,500.
194. 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.
195. 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.
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196. JOHN THORELL, Philadelphia, 2020, a superb Carlo Bergonzi copy, of a very attractive selection of maple, lightweight, beautifully antiqued, unusually warm and rich sound for a new instrument 353mm, (Our #32990) $15,000.
197. ALBERT KNORR, Markneukirchen, c.1920s, A beautifully antiqued 3/4 size violin made in Markneukirchen, c. 1920s with beautiful wood and in excellent condition. The two-piece maple back is of medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a red orange color over golden ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 336 mm, Upper Bouts: 152 mm, Middle Bouts: 102 mm, Lower Bouts: 191 mm. 336mm, (Our #28650) $4,000.
198. THIBOUVILLE-LAMY OR COLIN WORKSHOP, Mirecourt, France, c.1910, A Stradivarius model 3/4 size violin from Mirecourt, c. 1910. The one-piece maple back is of narrow irregular curl ascending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. Measurements: Length of Back: 336 mm (13 - 1/4"), Upper Bouts: 156 mm, Middle Bouts: 107 mm, Lower Bouts: 196 mm. 336mm, (Our #27353) $3,500.
199. JEROME THIBOUVILLE-LAMY, Mirecourt, c.1900-1910, An Amati model 3/4 size violin in nearly perfect condition from Mirecourt, c. 1900 - 1910. The one-piece maple back is of narrow-medium descending from left to right. The two-piece spruce table is of mostly fine grain. The varnish is an orange-red color over pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 330 mm (13"), Upper Bouts: 153 mm, Middle Bouts: 106 mm, Lower Bouts: 191 mm. 330mm, (Our #30302) $2,800.
200. JEHANNE H. BLAISE, Mirecourt, c.1910 & later, A very nice 3/4 size violin from Mirecourt, c. 1910 in nearly perfect condition. The two-piece maple back is of irregular medium curl. The two-piece spruce table is of medium grain broadening toward the flanks. The varnish is a reddish brown color over a yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 340 mm (13-3/8"), Upper Bouts: 156 mm, Middle Bouts: 105 mm, Lower Bouts: 193 mm. 340mm, (Our #28872) $2,500.
201. MARKNEUKIRCHEN SCHOOL, c.1880, A 1/4 size violin of the late 19th century most likely made in one of the Markneukirchen violin making workshops. The two- piece maple back is of narrow curl. The two-piece spruce table is of narrow grain. The varnish is a red-brown color. Measurements: Length of Back: 283 mm, Upper Bouts: 127 mm, Middle Bouts: 84 mm, Lower Bouts: 155 mm. 283mm, (Our #28696) $2,000.
202. HEINRICH EICHEIMER, Berlin, 1896, A 3/4 size Guarneri model violin bearing the label of Heinrich Eicheimer of Berlin, dated 1896. The two-piece quarter sawn maple back is of narrow to medium curl descending from the center joint. The two-piece table is of spruce, with the grain broadening toward the flanks. The varnish is a dark red color over a pale yellow ground. Measurements: Length of Back: 330 mm, Upper Bouts: 154 mm, Middle Bouts: 106 mm, Lower Bouts: 187 mm. 330mm, (Our #32087) $350.