Ref :   1015

A good German violin labelled 'Carlo Storioni'
Markneukirchen, 1890

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The selection of materials used for this violin shows discernment - the back and sides are of a maple with spectacular flame of medium to broad curl. The neck and scroll are less flamed but nevertheless very attractive. The top is of superb tone spruce with very even medium growth lines. The light golden-brown varnish is of high transparency allowing clear observation of the woods. Workmanship throughout is excellent, notably in the purfling and mitres. The scroll and Fs are balanced elegant adding to the overall appeal of a really attractive instrument.

This violin is labelled as Carlo Storioni (see photo), made in 1890. This particular label, with its simple copperplate font and handwritten date, is specifically associated with a studio in Markneukirchen, Germany and it can be said confidently that this instrument has nothing to do with the Carlo Storioni who worked in Cremona in the first decade of the 19th century. This fact is confirmed by William Henley in his book in his famous reference book.

This is a well-toned violin with a sonority that matches its good looks. Other than a historic repair to a minor crack at the bass F-hole, the violin is structurally in excellent condition.


Dimensions :
  Length of back: 35.7 cm

Condition :
  An historic repair to a minor crack below the bass F-hole is stable. This violin is in excellent structural condition with no other cracks or repairs evident anywhere.

Provenance :

Price : On request


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