A Good Second Quarter 19th Century French Violin
$8,500.00

A Good Second Quarter 19th Century French Violin

Delightfully, presenting in remarkably well preserved condition, with no cracks, nor any repairs to speak of, less the subtle hint of patination to belie its age, this anonymous French violin was crafted by a skilled artisan in the second quarter of the 19th century; bearing passing influence from Didier Nicolas and perhaps Louis Moitessier and possessing a back length of 360mm, with well selected tone-woods which feature a moderately flamed one piece back, more plain headstock, and tighter flamed maple for the ribs, with a translucent orange varnish typical to Mirecourt over a soft, golden yellow ground which teases influence from yet an earlier generation of craftsmen. A modest but handsome instrument with a well seasoned voice of ample texture and maturity; malleable, with support, and without feeling tight, bright, or nasal - altogether, suitable for professional use or as a partner that would inspire a dedicated, advanced student. 

 

 

 

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