William, Charles & Alfred Voller, London, 1895


Violin: 56359

Unlabeled. numbered '389' internally.

Back: Two-piece

Length of back: 35.7 cm


Notes:

"Amati copy. . ."

Christies Fine Musical Instruments Catalog, March 23, 1994, London, Christie's, Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 23, 1994, London, London


"The violin representing a Brothets Amati instrument (page 58) was made originally for Hart & Co. in Wardour Street, London, and, although unlabelled, bears the Hart stock number 389 pencilled on the interior of the back. Most of the instruments made fot Hart wore Hart labels and were numbered: number 22 was made in 1893, 35 is dated 1894, and by 1899 the number had reached 164. . . . Part of a collection previously held by WE. Hill & Sons, this violin was exhibited in Stuttgart in 1984 in a special collection of copy work from all over Europe. It is relatively crude in workmanship, but a very good impression of an early Amati, with typically narrow wings to the soundholes and rounded arching, matching very closely a violin by the brothers dated 1611."

The Voller Brothers, John Dilworth, Andrew Fairfax & John Milnes, The Voller Brothers, Oxford

Provenance

- Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
- Sold by Peter Biddulph
in 1994 Sold by Christie's

References

  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 23, 1994, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • The Voller Brothers, John Dilworth, Andrew Fairfax & John Milnes, British Violin Making Association, Oxford (illustrated)

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