A Rare Lithuanian-American Violin by Charles J. Edlavitch, 1911
The third and final Edlavitch remaining in the collection is now available for audition, trial, and sale. Of the two already sold, one went some years ago to David Bromberg. Specifically, for his work toward an American Collection at the Smithsonian.
A remarkable violin and highly personal interpretation of Guarneri with some distinctly Bohemian characteristics and a voice every bit as rich and colorful as it’s unique aesthetic; featuring rosewood fittings with gold trim and a harp style Schmidt tailpiece.
EDLAVITCH, Charles J. Born 1874 Jonàva Lithuania, d.c.1930 Baltimore, Maryland USA. Pupil of Y. Tefira in Jonàva. Active from 1890. Emigrated to the USA 1900. Established in Baltimore. Highly professional and prolific work on classical Cremonese modelling with distinctive Bohemian touches. Hard darkly coloured varnish. Credited with 400 violins, 20 violas, and 28 cellos. Chas. J. Edlavitch / Baltimore... - John Dilworth