This strongly and cleanly made 16 ¼” viola is possibly the work of the late Timothy Crake. While this cannot be confirmed, it is known that the back, ribs, neck and head are made of maple grown in South Africa. The wood not only has a handsome flame, but also a pronounced fleck, which sets it apart from more conventional European timbers. The modelling is influenced by the work of Guarneri del Gesu, and the tone is resonant and clear, with a good lower register.
Start sale price: $4,500.00