Ref :   0981

A very good French 3/4-size child violin
 
Probably Mirecourt, circa 1930

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Everything about this beautiful child violin speaks of the highest standards, not only in the superb selection of woods but also in impeccable workmanship. It is fitted with a generic Amati label, but exact origin remains unknown. A safe estimate is that it was made around 1930, probably in Mirecourt.

The two-piece back, sides, neck and scroll appear to be of the same piece of maple with a distinct and attractive flame and straight narrow curl. The top is of excellent medium-grained tone spruce. The corners, purfling and scroll show a steady hand and are very well-executed. It has a repair label from 1981, probably referring a repair done to a minor crack below the treble F hole. This is secure and leaves the violin in excellent condition. This violin is very well-toned.

   
   
 

Dimensions :
  Length of back: 33.3 cm

Condition :
  Excellent condition. A repair to a minor crack below the treble F hole was professionally done and is stable without compromising the structural integrity of the violin.

Provenance :
  Owned by Johan Grobbelaar

Price : R8 000
 

 
 
 
 

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