Baroque Violin: Thomas Urquhart, London c.1660-70
Baroque Violin: Thomas Urquhart, London c.1660-70 – DV313 – (price $19,500)
Thomas Urquhart (b.c.1629, d.c. 1678) was an important early maker probably from Scotland. He worked on London Bridge along with other makers and dealers. His work is fastidious and inspired by Amati. This violin has been completely restored by Andrew Dipper of Dipper Restorations. Dipper made a new neck and scroll as well as a new rib garland. In addition, Dipper made a new boxwood fingerboard and tailpiece with inlaid geometric design that is appropriate to the violin, plus the pegs, copying English pegs of the period. We are pleased to offer this fine early instrument for sale. $19,500.