An apprentice of Georges Adolph Chanot in Manchester from 1885 to 1890, Thomas Earle Hesketh founded his own shop around 1891. Sometime before 1900 he acquired exemplary old materials of George Craske, who worked in briefly Manchester and had originally ...Read More secured his wood stock from William Forster III. Hesketh's considerable output is well-crafted and mostly on classical Cremonese models, with some Maggini and Stainer copies and Brothers Amati violas. He was assisted by several other makers.
- The auction record for this maker is $11,385 in Nov 2002, for a violin. - 74 auction price results.