A wonderful antique Italian violin with very individual workmanship, labelled Emilio Celani 1807
The construction and material of this violin is very interesting, the wood being exquisite but not uniform. In the 18th and 19th Century it was a great challenge for makers to obtain good wood for instruments. When a maker in Italy, and especially the southern regions, had beautiful wood for the back and ribs but they did not match he would still use it. Moreover, the economic pressures on violinmakers at this time meant that optimal use had to be made of raw materials, so a beautiful and expensive piece of wood was used to the maximum, even if that meant using off-cuts ior the ribs that did not match the back and neck – as is the case here, where we have birds-eye maple for the ribs and flamed maple for the back and neck.
The quality of the workmanship used in making this violin is apparent from the stunning edge work and detail. The sound is as good as the craftsmanship. The voice of this violin is beautiful, clear, very focused and combines sweetness and sonority. It has great playability and when you add to that the wonderful condition of this instrument , you have the complete package
SOLD – £6750 – SOLD
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