Violin by Joseph Anthony Chanot, London, 1899

Violin by Joseph Anthony Chanot, London, 1899

About Joseph Anthony Chanot

The Chanot family are one of the great violin making dynasties, springing from fairly humble beginnings in Mirecourt and becoming a multi-generational powerhouse in Paris, London and Manchester.

Joseph Anthony was born in London in 1865, the youngest son of Georges Chanot II. He was active as both a dealer and a luthier, making a great many instruments and bows over the course of his career. Joseph Anthony died in 1936 and the Chanot shop in Wardour Street was continued by his sons.

About the violin

This violin was made in London in 1899 and is modelled after the instruments of Stradivari.

The violin has a two piece back of plain maple with ribs and scroll to match. The front is two pieces of relatively wide-grained spruce and the varnish is golden-amber in colour.

The violin has a length of back of 357 mm.

How does it sound?

This is a bright, powerful violin which feels incredibly smooth to play. It is even across the range and very resonant. More than many others in our stock, we get the impression that this one is like a sleeping giant that will wake up to being something incredible after a bit of playing!


The violin is in very good condition.

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