Edmund Aireton I
(1727 – 1807)
Edmund Aireton was a pupil of Peter Wamsley working in Piccadilly and from Hog Lane after 1805. His instruments are made to a very high standard, consistent with the best workmanship from the Wamsley workshop, but typically finished with a thin yellow varnish. Instruments with his label are rare, but he signed them internally. His signature is often found in instruments labelled for the major retailers ...Read More of the day and some are branded 'Aireton’ below the button on the back. His son was also a maker signing himself ‘Edmund Aireton Junr’, active around 1780-90 but appears to have died early and was survived by his father. Aireton family violins are made to Stainer and Amati models, and most were probably made collaboratively. However, the father’s work appears to follow the high standards of the English tradition exemplified by Wamsley and his successor Thomas Smith, but the son is more acute in his observation of original models, especially in his interpretation of Stainer.
- The auction record for this maker is $12,994 in Jul 1993, for a cello.
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