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Karel Vávra Violin, Prague 1941

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Karel Vávra ViolinPrague has a long and fine tradition of violin-making, and the early 20th century Prague makers produced some of the best sounding modern violins around. Karel Vava was a leading maker of this school, and here we have a very typical Guarneri-inspired violin of his from 1943.

Some minor cosmetic issues but overall a very beautiful violin, aesthetically and tonally. More details


Charles JB Collin-Mézin Violin, Paris 1884

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Charles JB Collin-Mézin ViolinLike a Hill bow, an early Collin-Mézin is an utterly reliable commodity. Everybody likes them – professional players, amateurs, students, teachers, and violin shop owners. This example is one of the nicest I’ve seen, with a beautifully warm and rich tone that would cofound anyone’s prejudices about “the French sound”. More details


Charles François Gand (Père) Violin, Paris 1843

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Charles François Gand (Père) ViolinGand is one of the great names in French lutherie, and the family was active from the late 18th century until the demise of Gand & Berardel in 1901. Gand Père was the best maker of the dynasty, and this is a spectacular example, aesthetically and tonally. More details


Edwin Herrmann Violin Bow, Schönlind circa 1930

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Edwin Herrmann Violin Bow
The Herrmann family were prominent bowmakers based in the Vogtland region of Germany dating back to the 18th century. This example by Edwin Herrmann (1893-1972) is very typical. More details


Victor Fétique Violin Bow, Paris circa 1925

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Victor Fétique Violin Bow
Victor Fétique set up his workshop in 1913, and ran a busy and successful business for the next 20 years. Although much of the work was carried out by apprentices or outworkers, his own bows such as this one are amongst the best bows of the early 20th century. More details


A Mirecourt Violin circa 1920

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Mirecourt ViolinA lovely Mirecourt violin with a stunning one-piece birds-eye maple back – in excellent condition and with a great sound. More details


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