JB Dvorak Violin, Prague circa 1880

JB Dvorak Violin, Prague circa 1880

Jan Baptista Dvořák is one of the most respected Prague makers of the late 19th century, and here we have a very typical violin of his from the 1880s. In very good condition and with a big and fruity voice.
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Honoré Derazey Violin, Mirecourt 1862

Honoré Derazey Violin, Mirecourt 1862

Honoré Derazey is one of the better known of the makers who worked in the Vuillaume shop – here we have a well preserved example of his work from 1862 with a brilliant and refined voice.
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A Fine Anonymous Violin, mid 19th Century

A Fine Anonymous Violin, mid 19th Century

This is a violin which has so far resisted all attempts at identification. Made in the copy style, most likely by the Dollenz family in Trieste, it’s an outstanding concert instrument with a rich, complex, bright voice.
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Joseph Lété Violin, Nantes 1832

Joseph Lété Violin, Nantes 1832

This is a fine and rare violin by the French maker Joseph Lété, with whom JB Vuillaume is believed to have trained. It’s an unusually bold looking instrument with an even, warm and fruity sound.
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Charles Gaillard Violin, Paris 1853

Charles Gaillard Violin, Paris 1853

French violin-making in the 19th century has been dominated by the Vuillaume shop, but there are numerous makers at this time who produced more beautiful and more individual work. Charles Gaillard is one of these, and this is a great example with a lustrous varnish and an outstanding concert tone.
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Luigi Galimberti Violin, Milan 1930

Luigi Galimberti Violin, Milan 1930

Luigi Galimberti is a fine Milanese maker of the mid 20th century, and this is a beautiful example of his work in near perfect condition. The sound is first class, powerful yet refined.
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