By the mid-nineteenth century, home music making had become a widespread pastime of the middle classes throughout Europe and the English-speaking world. The large, manufacturing workshops of France, Saxony, Bavaria and Bohemia rose to the challenge, creating hundreds of thousands of musical instruments every year to satisfy the demand. This “Stradivari” copy violin, made in Saxony in the early-mid twentieth century, is varnished in the style of the French “Grandjon” school, with an attractive blend of red-brown and dark golden colours. The tone, particularly on the upper strings, is clear and sweet.
Start sale price: $2,500.00