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Rare Gaspard Diuffopruggar, C.1850, French, Carved Scroll, Inlaid Back, Listen For Sale
~ ~RARE 19th CENTURY FRENCH VIOLIN Lab. GASPARD DIUFFOPRUGGAR MIRECOURT, FRANCE CIRCA 1850An Exceptional Antique Instrument... with a Wonderful Sound...Rare!Listen and See it Being Played...Video for your examination is a gorgeous hand-made French violin labeled GASPARD DIUFFO de PRUGGAR, but attributed toHONORE DERAZEYmade in Mirecourt, France circa 1850. It is an extraordinary instrument, a masterwork of early French violin-making in a beautiful state of preservation. I've seen Diuffo's sell for as much as $7000.00 and they were not in nearly the fine condition as this one.It has a very beautiful, strong, lyrical sound...I've posted a video of this violin being played.SOUND SAMPLE LISTEN & WATCH this VIOLIN Being Played...
(To hear this sample, click the "play" arrow...)ABOUT THE SOUND SAMPLE: This is a video clip of the actual violin being sold in this sale and was shot on my inexpensive Casio digital camera in video mode. There is absolutely no enhancement of the sound whatsoever...no expensive, special microphones, no computer alteration, no studio effects.The playeris aviolin student who always welcomes your workmanship on this violin is breath-taking. From the elaborately carved scroll, the the stunning inlay on the back, it is not only a historically significant instrument worthy of being in any collection, but it plays examples are in most major music instrument museums, including the Smithsonian, the National Music Museum, and in the collection of Fred Oster famed instrument collector and also the acclaimed instrumentexpert the PBS series,Antique best thing about this violin is the sound. It has that mature, resonant,mature sound that is what makesFrench violins so sought after believe this violin belongs in the hands of professional or advanced violinist or a serious collector who wants toadd a very rare, highly sought after instrument to their collection. I'm placing my faith in the violin buying community to know the value of this extraordinary violin as I am placing it here on without a align="center"> MAKER'S LABEL LABEL READS:GASPARD DIUFFO PRUGGAR BONAMILIO ANNO SIZE ~ 4/4 VIOLINOverall length is 23-1/4" long. Body measures 14" long. Lower bout is 8" wide; upper bout is 6-1/2" French violins are becoming difficult to find. These estate instruments are sold here on without usual, I've posted a sound sample to share the beautiful, warm tone of this violin with you. This violin is the kind of instrument that we, as violinists, search for but rarely REPORT:There are no sound post cracks.No open signs of wear from years of play.Likeany old violinit might benefit from a freshsetof strings; and a setup,etc. toyour taste. It is a reallygorgeous violinwith a beautiful, rich, powerful sound. Ships inan old case(no bow). The casewill protect it in shipping but has seen better days.I have included many photos; they are part of the description. Please look them over...its a beautiful instrument. Please ask any questions prior to offerding; this is an old violin which may require further maintenance and is sold as is; there are no returns. It is a rare, old instrument.Payment is by Paypal. Payment must be made within 3 days of the end of the sale (I reserve the right to re-list the violin if payment has not been made by then).This fine violin will besold without reserve...in a genuine saleformat! Thereno"Buy it Now" price, and I do notend the sales early. The high buyer will win it.I ship AT COST...absolutely no extra fees, no handling charges, and I never charge for packaging materials. You pay ONLY the actual cost of postage. I ship to the U.S. only. I use the automatic shipping calculator. Thanks.I have started the sale with a low starting offer to allow all to participate. I like the old-fashioned format for violins like this; s, no buy it now. The highest buyer wins it. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a vintage, hand-made Violin.These estate items are being sold without a reserve and like most old violins may require adjustment, setup,strings, etc. I've sold many fine Italian, French, Hungarian, Swiss, Austrian violins in thepastfour years and will be posting more each week. If the instrument/case is damaged in shipping, the original packaging and contentsmust be shown to your local postmaster and buyer will be asked to apply for compensation directly. Please ask any questions that you might have. That's what I'm here for.