A very beautiful vintage late 19th Century violin labelled Olry 1861.
This is an extremely well made violin with an incredible range of sound. The top is made of a very even spruce which definitely originates from high altitude Alpine forests. The back is made from a very tight and evenly grained maple, which has a beautiful, regular, medium flame. The violin in a nice and evenly applied varnish on a cinnamon ground. It has a very precise and accurate carving. The scroll is so exquisite and masterfully carved that it could be Cremonese. The inside of the violin is as well crafted as the outside. The lining and corner blocks are very neat and clean. The structural craftsmanship is the secret behind this violins beautiful sound. This violin provides the best of both worlds, excelling in the soprano range which is sweet and bright, whilst the tenor range is big and deep without being nasally.
Being in near mint condition and free from cracks, this violin is extremely desirable for professional musicians playing in large concert halls whilst being very valuable to collectors, especially with the quality of sound, build construction and beauty that it possess.
A very fine instrument, modestly priced.
SOLD – £3750 – SOLD
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