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Violins

Violin labelled Joseph Klotz
This violin features a one-piece back made from a plain quarter-cut maple that is delicately flamed. The top has a medium grain that gradually widens to the edges. The tone is sweet and silvery. Length of back: 360mm

Violin labelled Breton Brevete de.S.A.R.M., France c.1890 (SOLD)

Violin labelled Sebastian Klotz 1756, Germany c.1900
The sound is warm, dark and even across all strings. Its voice is penetrating with resonant overtones.
The varnish is an amber that moves to a darker brown shading with an antique patina. The top top features a fine to mediurm grain. The sides are plain cut with a two-piece back. This violin is labelled Sebastian Klotz 1756 and is likely modelled after those made by the famous Mittenwald luthier. Length of back: 356mm
Violin by J. Levest, France 1928 - The tone of this violin is warm, mellow and sweet. It has a fine to medium grained top and a tightly flamed two-piece back with matching ribs and scroll The scroll itself is elegantly carved. with matching ribs and scroll. The varnish has a lovely, leathery texture and is an amber ground moving to a medium brown top coat. This violin is Stainer-inspired. Length of back: 351mm

Violin by Adolf Schrader, Germany 1895
This German violin made in 1895 has an even, strongly resonant sound with good projection. It has a two-piece back with medium flame and matching ribs, neck and scroll. The deep red varnish on an amber ground shows light antiquing. Length of back: 359mm

Violin by Justin White, Australia 2021, Amati Opus 126
This violin is warm and sweet with a surprisingly strong tone for such a small instrument. The top is made from one piece of fine quality wood and the two-piece back features medium flame which is highlighted by the light brown oil varnish. It is named Opus 126 on the maker’s label. Justin White is a luthier based in Sydney, who specialises in creating fine bowed and plucked instruments using both traditional and baroque designs. All his instruments are crafted from high quality, traditional and selected Australian timbers. They are designed and priced to appeal to discerning musicians of all levels, including professionals. This fine master level instrument will suit up to professional level use. It is based on the Nicolò Amati’s 1649 Alard. Length of back: 350mm

Violin by Justin White, Australia 2021, Stainer Opus 125
This Stainer-patterned violin was crafted from one piece of wood for the top and a lightly flamed two-piece back. This fine instrument, named Opus 125 on its maker’s label was finished with an orange brown oil varnish. The tone is sweet and even across the register with a focused sound. Justin White is a luthier based in Sydney, who specialises in creating fine bowed and plucked instruments using both traditional and baroque designs. All his instruments are crafted from high quality traditional and selected Australian timbers. Designed and priced to appeal to discerning musicians of all levels, including professionals. This fine master level instrument will suit up to professional level use. Length of back: 353mm

German violin c. mid-late 1700s
This Stainer-inspired violin has a plain, one-piece back but its sweet simplicity is offset by its golden brown oil varnish which has developed a lovely, aged patina commensurate with its age as it dates from the mid to late 1700s. Its uniquely carved sound holes also adds to the beauty of its design. Length of back: 356mm

Violin by Karl Hans Gutter, Markneukirchen 1919
This violin is delightfully resonant with satisfyingly rich overtones. The G string has a lovely sonorous sound. It has a nicely flamed, two-piece back that has been varnished a rich, reddish brown over an amber ground. The instrument is in good condition with minor traces of light wear, reflective of its age that only adds to its attractiveness. Although labelled a Strad, its form is more reminiscent of a Guarneri. This fine instrument will suit the advanced player who performs regularly in solo performances. It has light wear reflective of its age. Length of back: 355mm

Violin from Workshop of Wilhelm Herwig, Markneukirchen, c.1920
The sound is evenly balanced across all strings with sweet, rich overtones. It has good tonal qualities that projects well. It has a highly flamed two-piece back with matching neck and vibrantly red varnish. This affordable antique violin from the 1920s has hardly been used and is in pristine condition making it look like it has just been released by its maker. This handcrafted instrument comes from the workshops of luthier Wilhelm Herwig, which he founded in 1890 in Markneukirchen. It is patterned on the popular Stradivarius violins and is in pristine condition, hardly used. This violin will suit up to an advanced player. Length of back: 360mm

Violin by Otto Kreyer, Germany c.1930-40

H. Clotelle violin, France c.1910-1920 (SOLD)

Italian Violin by Nicolo Formaggia

Violas

Viola 15 1/2″ by modern workshop, c.1960
The sound of this is sweet, resonant and carrying. The two-piece maple back is highly flamed and has a red brown top coat over an amber ground varnish. Length of back: 394mm

Viola 16″ by Hans Arne Skoog, Sweden
The sound of this is warm, smooth and carrying with resonant overtones. This viola is a pleasure to play. It has a tight grain on top and the one-piece back is lightly flamed. It has an amber ground moving to a light madder varnish. Length of back: 410mm

Unlabelled German viola 15 1/4 inch c.1900

German viola, 15 1/4 inch, c.1920 (SOLD)

Cellos

Cello 7/8, Germany c.1910
This 7/8 cello has a nicely resonant tone with sound that carries well. It has a two-piece lightly flamed maple back that has been finished with a yeloow orange varnish over an amber ground.

Cello, Germany 1895
The sound of this cello is silvery sweet and lovely with resonant overtones.

Cello, France c.1920 (Vuillaume copy) (SOLD)

Cello by Schaller, Germany 1896
The tone of this cello is sweet, resonant, carrying and soloistic. The cello has been varnished an amber ground with a golden chestnut top coat

Cello by Wunderlich, Germany c.1900
The tone of this cello is warm with rich overtones. Its voice is carrying and resonant. The cello has been varnished an amber ground with with a rich, dark honey yellow top coat.

Cello by Van Wirdum, Australia 1988 (Terrigal)

Cello, Germany c.1900
The tone of this cello is sweet and mellow. A voice that is deep and sonorous. The cello has been varnished an amber ground with with a rich, dark honey yellow top coat.

4/4 German cello, Reinhold Schaller 1896

Unlabelled 7/8 cello German cello c.1910

Unlabelled German 4/4 cello c.1910

German 3/4 cello c.1910 (SOLD)

Unlabelled French 3/4 cello c.1900

French 3/4 cello from the Laberte workshop, c.1900 (SOLD)

Jean Baptiste Vuillaume à Paris cello, c.1910

Unlabelled French Cello, 3/4 size, c.1910 (SOLD)
F H Caussin cello, 1/2 size, Mirecourt 1868 (SOLD)

4/4 French cello, school of Grandjon/ Derazey, c.1860
Comes with a Rampal Certificate.

Italian Cello by Daniele Ranieri

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