German, Bavarian School, Violin c.1880
A very interesting violin having a relief carving of Johann Caspar Tieffenbrunner on the back plate. Tieffenbrunner was a respected Bavarian maker from the mid-18th century and this violin is clearly in homage to this master. Such relief carvings are normally of great composers so for the subject to be a violin maker is a nice touch.
Attractive, good quality materials have been used throughout and the violin has been treated to a warm brown varnish which was originally applied in a complex faux-antique pattern, now of course having a genuine antique patina.
It is in fantastic condition and has been fitted up to our ‘Master’ standard, with Evah Pirazzi strings. The set-up provides ease of playability and it has a lovely, rich and warm sound that would suit the advancing or advanced student or dedicated amateur player.