Born in 1790, Johann Baptist Schweitzer was one of the finest makers of the Vienna school. He was a student of Franz Geissenhof, and took up violin making around 1812. In 1825 he moved to Budapest, where he remained for the rest of his life and taught various makers, including Gabriel ...Read More Lemböck. Schweitzer followed different models, sometimes Stradivari or Amati, and his workmanship and materials were excellent. Edgework and purfling in particular are neat and refined, while heads can be bulky compared to the other elements. Varnish is usually first-rate.
- The auction record for this maker is $58,121 in Jun 2008, for a cello. - 13 auction price results.