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Old Italian, French, English and German Violins

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I have paid significant attention to the authenticity and preservation condition of these instruments, at the time they were purchased. The vast majority of them come with highly reputable certificates, while the few that don't, are so clearly representative of a maker, that a certificate, though easily secured, might be considered unnecessary.

Gaetano Sgarabotto, Brescia 1919                                           
This very special violin built in 1919 in Brescia, has given researchers the answer as to the whereabouts of Sgarabotto at the end of WW1.
The violin is in a perfect state of preservation.

Gustav Bernardel, Paris 1899
Outstandingly preserved, heavily played on, representing the pure work of this reknown maker.
Sold with Hill Certificate.

Giulio Degani, Venice 1898
A pure and beautiful example of this maker's work. Made during the 'golden' period when the young Giulio was under the significant artistic influence of his father, Eugenio. Upon the father's death, Giulio's workstyle saw a decline.
In an outstanding state of preservation.

J.B. Vuillaume, Paris
This unique violin, described in Hill Brothers book on Maginni, is a precise replica of a certain Maginni violin. Vuillaume went to great length in locating the wood, and ultimately capturing the true Maginni spirit.

Alberto Guerra, Modena 1966
Made 2 years before his premature death, this very well preserved violin represents a pure example from this maker.

Sebastian Klotz, 1753
A violin by the best of a large family of makers. In a near mint state of preservation.
Sold with certificates from Lewis & Son and Kenneth Warren, Chicago.

Colin-Mezin Violin, Bow and Case, 1896
A true collector's delight! All 3 items are part of an original bill of sale, (Colin-Mezin original invoice), dated and signed by the maker. In near mint condition.

Richard Duke, London
An example from the best British maker of the late 18th century.
In very good condition.

Perry & Wilkinson, Dublin 1813
A superior example from these very lovable maker having a warm Irish tone.

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