Joseph Rieger Cello, Germany 1824
Just short of its 200th birthday, this old cello has a genuine aged patina which makes it both attractive and comfortable to handle. It does have a couple of old battle scars which have been inspected and reinforced where required, but it is still structurally in excellent condition with beautiful quality of sound to match.
Joseph Rieger was a member of a large family of violin makers from Mittenwald in Bavaria. He trained under his father Anton, and specialised in cellos based on Stradivari models. The cello is heat branded internally with the initials ‘I – R’ (‘I’ being generally interchangeable with ‘J’ in German script of the period). It is accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity of the Swiss expert, J. E. Jüst dated 1931.
It has been fitted up in our workshop using a Stamm Belgian bridge, Spirocore C & G and Larsen D & A strings. This cello would be suitable for the advanced student or professional cellist.
Please contact us for more details quoting number VC309.