A Czech violin by František Kříž, Prague 1932

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Violin by Frantisek Kriz, Prague 1932 Violin by Frantisek Kriz, Prague 1932 Violin by Frantisek Kriz, Prague 1932 Violin by Frantisek Kriz, Prague 1932

Violin by Frantisek Kriz, Prague 1932Violin by Frantisek Kriz, Prague 1932

František Karel Kříž was a maverick Czech violin maker obsessed with the pursuit of excellent sound. This violin exemplifies his best work – it uses rather plain wood with great tonal properties, the model is idiosyncratic (long f-holes and flat arching), and the varnish is very lightly applied. It’s a loose copy of a Luigi Fabris – the f-holes in particular seem to reference this maker.

Length of back 35.4cm, stop 130/192cm, total length 58.7cm

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Ref: 201327

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