Andreas Hansen Hjorth
(1752 – 1834)
Andreas Hansen Hjorth, originally a ship carpenter, was founder of the Hjorth violin making dynasty; he became violin maker to the Danish court in 1789.
He was possibly trained in the German Tyrolean tradition; instruments generally are of a small size. On his label he often writes ‘made according to the Amati rules’.
Father of Johannes Hjorth, who took over the family firm ...Read More upon his death in 1834. Read Less
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