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S324 “Stradivarius” copy, Czechoslovakia, early-mid-twentieth century$ 1,300.00
Even though this instrument was made in the amalgamated Czechoslovakia, some time after World War One, this ¾ violin is made in the French “Mirecourt” Stradivari style, with an even red-brown varnish and crisply carved edges. The maple back has an attractive, quilted flame. The tone is clear and sweet.
B980 “Mi-Fin” 1/2 size violin, Mirecourt, France late 19th or early 20th century$ 1,300.00
Although this was manufactured as a fairly basic student model, this small violin has a clear, resonant, responsive tone. It comes with a case and bow.
S269 Unlabelled, Germany, late 19th or early 20th century, 3/4 violin$ 1,600.00
This skilfully-made, German, ¾ sized violin has a sound to match its elegant appearance – refined yet clear and bell-like across all four strings. The maple back has an attractive, narrow flame. The violin comes with a fairly new, lightweight case.
S217, “Antonio Strings” ¼ size violin “ASLH” with case and “Gill” bow$ 1,975.00
This attractive and well-made violin was made in the Chinese workshops of Ling Hua Zhen, winner of the 2004 and 2008 Violin Society of America competition. Ling Hua’s excellent understanding of violin making can be seen in both construction and wood selection. The varnish is an appealing golden brown colour. The violin is accompanied by a good case and a German “Gill” bow, and would suit a talented six to seven year old player.
S317 Jürgen Klier, Mörendorf, Germany, early 21st century$ 2,700.00
The Klier family have been active as violin makers and manufacturers for several generations. The Jürgen Klier workshops are based in Mörendorf, an outlying town northwest of the major violin making centre of Bubenreuth. This half-sized violin has been well made, with a strongly scraped, attractively antiqued varnish. The tone is very good for a small instrument, with warmth, depth and clarity. The violin has been well set up and is very easy to play.
It comes with a sturdy, oblong case and two bows.