Viola made in Mirecourt circa 1920
This viola has now sold.
About Mirecourt violin makingThis viola was made around 1920 in Mirecourt, one of the centres of French violin making. Mirecourt is located in the Vosges area of north-eastern France and has been famous for its luthiers since the end of the 16th century. By the twentieth century Mirecourt was producing around 80,000 instruments a year.
Mirecourt instruments from this period generally display excellent, neat craftsmanship and tone wood of good quality: this viola is good example of both characteristics.
About the violaTypical of Mirecourt instruments of the period, the viola is a Strad model instrument. As is typical of instruments from the Mirecourt workshops, the craftsmanship is neat and precise with particularly elegant corners.
The viola has a length of back of 15 and a 1/2 inches.
ConditionThis viola is currently being restored. Please let us know if you would be interested in trying it when possible.