Violins

Riccardo Antoniazzi, Milan 1910

Outstanding violin by one of the best Italian makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the first teacher of Leandro Bisiach. Length of back = 35.8cm. Excellent condition. Photos to follow shortly...

N.F.Vuillaume, Brussels 1866

Fine example of Vuillaume's work based on a del Gesu pattern and in excellent condition. Two piece back of medium figure ascending from the joint; ribs of medium figure; scroll of fainter medium figure; two piece table of medium width grain at the centre opening towards the sides; varnish of a red-brown colour. Measurements: Length of back = 35.6cm Upper bouts = 17.1cm Lower bouts = 20.7cm. Original label dated 1866 and numbered "304".

Honore Derazey, Mirecourt, circa 1850-60

Beautiful violin in superb condition after Stradivari. Labelled and branded internally. LOB = 35.7cm

Nestor Audinot, Paris 1887

Probably one of the purest, most attractive and best sounding Audinots you are likely to find. Guarneri Del Gesu model in excellent condition.

Giovanni Gaida, London, 1909

A very fine example of Gaida's work in practically mint condition and with excellent playing qualities. Two piece back of well figured maple of close-medium widths descending from the joint; ribs of broad figure; scroll of medium figure similar to that of the back; two piece table of medium to medium-broad width grain; varnish of an orange colour over a golden ground. Length of back = 35.6cm Upper bouts = 16.7cm 
Lower bouts = 20.4cm

Charles Boullangier, London 1878

Fine violin in lovely condition from Boullangier's excellent "middle" period. Model after Stradivari.

George Wulme Hudson, London 1902

Really superb take on Montagnana in near mint condition. Two piece back of close "mottley" figure descending from the joint; ribs similar to back; scroll of close figure; two piece table of mostly medium width grain; varnish of a red-brown colour on a golden ground. Measurements: Length of back = 35.5cm Upper bouts = 17.1cm Lower bouts = 20.9cm. Labelled "Geo.Wulme-Hudson, London 1902. Copy of D.Montagnana, Venice”

Mathias Heinicke, Wildstein 1928

Handsome violin very much in the tradition of Eugenio Degani of Venice who was Heinicke's teacher. Perfect condition with some minor (not unattractive) craquel to the varnish

Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin, Paris, 1893

Very good example in absolutely perfect condition, built on the frequently favoured Stradivari model. Two piece maple back of broad handsome figure descending from the joint; ribs and scroll similar to back; two piece table of medium width grain opening to broad at the sides; varnish of an orange colour. Back = 35.8cm Upper bouts = 16.9cm Lower bouts = 20.8cm Original label dated 1893 - instrument signed and numbered 4160 on the inner back.

Ch.J.B. Collin-Mezin, Paris 1899

Very attractive violin of Collin-Mezin's best type on a Stradivari pattern and with a fine soft varnish One piece maple back of broad horizontal figure; ribs similar; scroll of medium figure; two piece table of medium width grain; varnish of a rich orange-brown colour. Principal measurements: LOB = 35.7cm Upper bouts = 16.8cm Lower bouts = 20.5cm

Edmund Aireton, London 1761 (baroque set-up)

Very handsome instrument that has been converted to full early set-up. Good condition and on a Stainer pattern (of the best kind). Signed and dated inside by the maker.

English, Furber School circa 1790 (Classical)

Completely untouched original condition - the table has never been removed from this violin which also retains its original neck and fingerboard. Very pretty and in near mint condition. Two piece back of close figure descending from the joint; ribs of close figure; scroll of medium figure; two piece table of medium width grain; varnish of a red-brown colour. Length of back = 35.2cm Upper bouts = 17.0cm Lower bouts = 20.5cm

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