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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Paul Bailly Violin, London 1890

Paul Bailly Violin, London 1890

This is a very good violin by Paul Bailly, one of the select group of makers to have worked for JB Vuillaume. It’s a very attractive instrument in great condition, with a full and responsive sound.
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Gand & Bernardel Violin, Paris 1885

Gand & Bernardel Violin, Paris 1885

Gand & Bernardel were the pre-eminent French violin-makers of the late 19th century. Here we have a great sounding violin made by them in 1885 and still in outstanding condition.
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A Fine English Del Gesu Copy, circa 1870

A Fine English Del Gesu Copy, circa 1870

This is a remarkable and intriguing del Gesu fake, most likely the work of TJ Holder. It’s a beautiful violin with a first class sound, but I don’t suppose we will ever know for sure who made it.
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Calcagni Workshop Violin, Genoa circa 1750, Genoa circa 1750

Calcagni Workshop Violin, Genoa circa 1750

This is a rare and interesting Genoese violin from the mid 1700s in a wonderful state of preservation and with an outstanding tone. The head is probably not original to the violin.
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