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Vintage Violins – $40,000+
Below are our vintage violins – click an image to view a larger version, and details on each violin.
Matthew Hardie Violin ($40,000)
A very fine violin by the great Scottish maker Matthew Hardie, Circa 1811. Certificate by David Rattray.
Degani Giulio di Eugenio ($60,000)
Anno 1910. Certificate by Dmitry Gindin.
VN 1398 ($95,000)
A violin by Vincent Panormo Paris circa 1754. This instrument is based on a Brothers Amati pattern with a front of even fine grained spruce opening out slightly toward the wings. There is evidence of 5 cracks that have been repaired. The back of maple is two piece with the medium figure rising from the centre joint. The ribs of similar figure but slightly broader in the grain. The grafted head is of fairly plain material and the whole covered in a golden oil varnish. The playing qualities are typically Panormo with a strong powerful sound when needed but capable of delicate nuances when required.
Andrea Guarneri (POI)
VN 1401 (POI)
An Italian violin by Brother Agostino Facini labelled 1742. This is a strong and bold violin eminently suited to modern playing. The outline is somewhat Stradivarian. The arching bold, quite high and full to the edges. The spruce front has broad grain fairly evenly distributed. The back is in one piece with a light figure descending from left to right. The head is grafted and original with slightly less turn in the volute than the Cremonese Masters but is beautifully cut. The warm soft brown varnish covers the violin evenly and in all the violin is in very good condition. Below the scroll there still exists the hole that the priests used to suspend the violin whilst in procession. This was done during manufacture and has not been carried out later. It has a strong and powerful tone when needed.
VN 1414 (POI)
A very fine Italian violin by Paolo Antonio Testore circa 1726.