Violin by Herman Dolling, Germany c.1880
This violin has a warm sound with rich overtones in all registers and has strong projection.
A beautiful violin with its one-piece slab cut back that has been varnished an amber ground with light to mid brown top coat.
Hermann Dölling Jr (1862-1923) was born in Markneukirchen Germany, the son and pupil of Hermann Mortiz Dolling. He trained with Ludwig Glasel, Ernst Liebich and August Riechers before returning to Markneukirchen in 1886 to continue the family business. His workshops engaged the best violin makers from the Vogtland region. The excellence of his instruments earned him a number of awards at various violin making competitions for his work.
It was handmade, around the 1880s, and is an excellent copy of a Maggini as it clearly shows the hallmark Maggini double line of purfling.
This violin will suit up to an advanced to tertiary level student and beyond. It would be very suitable for a soloist as well.
Length of back: 358mm