Lovely viola by Camillo Mandelli (da Calco) very much in the Bisiach/Antionazzi tradition and in excellent condition. Fine condition and tone. One piece poplar back with close figure ascending slightly from the left; ribs the same as back; scroll of close faint figure similar to back; two piece table of medium-broad width grain; varnish of a dark orange colour on a golden-yellow ground; labelled: ' "fidibus, fide, fidis", Camillo Da Calco, fece Anno 1924'.
Really excellent example of Betts' work on a fine broad model ideal for violas. Excptionally good sound and in perfect condition. One piece back of very broad figure ascending slightly from the left; ribs of medium figure; scroll of broad figure; two piece table of close width grain at centre opening to broad at the sides; varnish of a warm orange colour on golden-yellow ground. Length of back = 39.8cm Upper bouts = 19.2cm Lower bouts = 24.1cm
Beautifully made instrument of excellent proportions and good sound. One piece maple back of well figured medium-close figure ascending slightly from the left; ribs of broad figure; scroll of medium figure; varnish of a golden-orange colour on a golden ground. Excellent condition and original label dated 1900.
Very attractive instrument in near-perfect condition. On the smaller side but remarkably good sound nevertheless. One piece back of plain maple; ribs and scroll with faint curl; two piece table of mostly broad width grain; varnish of a rich orange-red colour. Signed/dated in ink by maker in the pegbox (though barely legible). Measurements: Back = 39.4cm Upper bouts = 18.7cm Lower bouts = 23.2cm