Rare 19th C Inlaid Violin, Gorgeous, Antique German Circa 1890 ~ Listen To It For Sale
ESTATE OF PROFESSIONAL VIOLINIST, PHILADELPHIA ~
VERY FINE, RARE & UNUSUALLate19th Century
GERMAN/SAXON ~ CIRCA 1890-1900An Extraordinary GermanInstrument....
Rich, Beautiful Tone...A Real Powerhouse!!!Listen to the Video Sound Samples is a rare violin, intricately and beautifully inlaid on the
back with fine mother of pearl...a virtual work of art. And
best of all, this fine violinhas a lyrical and powerful,
deep voice to match its beauty. Violins like this
were always rare and are becoming more so today.
Listen to it being played in
the videos posted below.
Video Sound Sample...
Watch and Hear this violin being played...(To see the video, just click on the "arrow" within the box...
if your browser doesn't support Flash Videos, here's a direct
link to past in your browser bar: hear these samples, double-click the "play" arrow...)This video clip is shot on my inexpensive Casio digital camera in video
mode. There is absolutely no enhancement of the sound whatsoever
...no special microphones, no computer alteration, no studio effects.
The first piece is an excerpt from Wieniawsky's Violin Concerto No 2.
The player is a violin student who welcomes your comments. the photos and listen (and watch) this
superb one-of-a-kind instrument being played.
I believe this is a veryimportant violin! style="font-family: violin is one of the highest examples of the art of
violinmaking. The carving is spectacular...museum quality.
The timbers used in this violin are beautiful old specimens.
The back is carved from fine oldEuropean maple.The
top is a fine example of old Spruce detail of the carving just amazes me.The carving
and inlay is the work of an old master. This work
is rare, but was the speciality of master
luthiers in the mid to late is a special instrument with powerful sound
...suitable for a soloist, a concertmaster,
or a strong ensemble beauty of its sound and its poweris absolutely
breathtaking. This is a remarkable violin by any
standard. It is a beautiful instrument andfully
restored. Perfect for a soloist or a serious
collector of rare violins. Don't pass it by.
This is an unusually beautiful late 19th century violin
which accordingto our local shop is from the Sachsen
(Saxony ~Tyrolean region) of Germany circa 1860-1870.
fluted sound holes...to the beautifully arched body (which
likely accounts for the big, warm, sonorous tone) this is
truly a very special instrument...a rare Size ~ 4/4 Antique ViolinMEASUREMENTSFull Size ~ 4/4 Violin
Overall Length: 23-1/2"
Body Length: 14-1/2"
Width of Lower Bout: 8-1/2"
Width of Upper Bout: 6-1/2"
This is fantastic violin and as usual, I have included a video
sound sample so that you can judge this violin for yourself. you are a professional violinist or a collector of fine
instruments, please examine the photos and view the video.
Violins of this quality are rarely seen here on align="center">I believe this violin belongs in the hands of an advanced
violinist...perfect for a concertmaster, competitions, solo
performances where the quality of the sound and the
power to reach an audience even at the back of a hall
make a difference. I recommend that you string it
and have it set up to your liking. Its a gorgeous violin.
are no post cracks, no open seams. This violin was restored
in 1876; at that time the crack to the lower bass side top
was firmly repaired and the fingerboard was shimmed.
Everything is tight and solid as it should be. This is an
estate instrument so naturally, there is some wear...scuffs,
and varnish loss here and there, edge wear, and the usual
dings as you would expect from an instrument of this
age (and which in my opinionadd character
and serve to validate the age instrument).
Exceptional antique violins of this age and in this fine state of
preservation are becoming more and more difficult to acquire
on . They are highly sought after by professional violinists,
violin teachers and private collectors.Listen to the sound
sample; if you're looking for a special instrument that
has stood the test of time, this one may be for you.SHIPS inan older, worn case; no bow.I ship AT COST...absolutelyno extra fees, no handling charges, and I never
charge for packaging materials. You pay ONLY the actual postage; I will
provide insurance to protect your investment at no additionalcost to you.
I use the shipping calculator. Insurance is required to protect your
investment. Ships to the U.S. only.Thanks and enjoy the sale.This fine violin will be sold without reserve...in a real sale format!I have started the sale with a low starting offer to allowall to participate.
I like the old-fashioned format for violins like this; s, no
buy it nows. I sell only on . The highest buyer wins it. Payment
must be made by Paypal within 4 days of the end of the sale;
I reserve the right to relist it after this period.This is a fantastic
opportunity to have a vintage, hand-made Violin . It is an antique
item;sold as is, as it was found.These estateitems are being sold
without a reserve.If the instrument/case is damaged in shipping,
the original packaging and contents must be shown to your local
postmaster and buyer will be asked to apply for compensation
directly. All salesare final, please ask any questions that
you might have. That's what I'm here for. Enjoy!
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