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- Baroque Violin: Lombardy, c.1650 – XDV262306 – (price $38,000)
It is very rare to find an instrument of this age, let alone in its original baroque configuration. Andrew Dipper has skillfully replaced the ribs as well as the fingerboard, which based on an original Italian model, featuring an exquisite bone inlay. This is a unique opportunity to own an expressive, refined instrument of the 17th century.
- Baroque Violin: Mittenwald c.1760 – TDV23166 – (price $15,000)
Finished in an exquisite honey brown color, this violin immediately catches the eye. The high arching in the belly gives it a stately, elegant look. Likewise, the tone is rich and clear, with a lyrical quality through the middle register. Both the sound and feel of this violin can charm the Baroque novice or convince those already versed in historical practice. Crafted in the historic Mittenwald school, this instrument has been artfully restored by Dipper Restorations.
- Baroque Violin: Johann Gottfried Hamm, Marknuekirchen 1780 – XDV84 – (price $14,000)
Johann Gottfried Hamm was a preeminent maker in the Markneukirchen school. Active during the late 18th century, a boom time for the production of musical instruments, Hamm is especially notable for the high standard of craftsmanship and classical stringency in his instruments. He is still respected as the most important maker in the Klingenthal family. This gorgeous instrument is a perfect representation of his work. Exquisitely varnished in a deep brown, it makes a striking impression. The sound is rich and clear, particularly in the lower registers. Its lyrical quality is unmistakable. This instruments has been artfully restored in the Dipper workshop.
- Baroque Violin: Jay Haide, El Cerrito 2018 – DV344 – (price $2,800)
This violin was crafted in Beijing and varnished at the shop of Jay Ifshin in El Cerrito, California. It was set up for Baroque playing in the workshop of master instrument restorer Andrew Dipper. The transformative process included resetting the neck angle, re-configuring the fingerboard, and setting up the instrument entirely with uniquely-Baroque fittings. The exquisite bridge was completely hand-carved from scratch and fitted perfectly to the violin. The instrument has a clear, pure sound and speaks with great ease. It is perfect for anybody who is looking for a beautiful Baroque sound in a modern, pristinely-crafted violin.
- Classical Violin: North Germany c.1808 – DV321 – (price $9,000)
This violin represents early 19th century Markneukirchen work. It was fully restored by Andrew Dipper and has its original neck. It is set-up in the early classical period of Paganini with a facsimile tailpiece and Cremonese model pegs both made by Andrew Dipper. The varnish is an attractive red-brown color . It has a dark and powerful sound.
- 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.
The Schlosser family of violin makers was active in Klingenthal, Germany in the 18th century. This violin is branded on the back under the button “CGS” and is labelled “G. Schlosser, Klingenthal 1779”. It has all its original essential parts. The Dipper workshop replaced the neck and bass bar and made a set-up appropriate to the classical period. Its ample Strad pattern lends itself to a confident sound that projects easily with darker colors.
- Baroque Violin: School of Joachim Tielke, Hamburg c.1700 – (price $26,000)
The Tielke workshop produced and commissioned a large variety of instruments for the nobility. Many of these were highly decorated with ivory and tortoiseshell inlays often with necks terminating in human or animal heads. The original head of this violin was missing and Andrew Dipper carved a copy of an appropriate Tielke lion’s head as a replacement when the body of the violin was restored. All other essential parts are original. It has a sparkly stellar sound, malleable and even across the strings
- Baroque Violin: Mathurin Ducheron, Paris, France, c.1714 – (price $30,000)
This violin was made by Mathurin Ducheron, (fl.c.1700-1725),a member of the “Vieux Paris” School, and is branded Ducheron under the button. It is almost identical in form to the violins of Jacques Bocquay with whom he was a contemporary. It is modeled after a grand pattern Amati with a golden brown varnish of a thick and textured consistency.