Violin for Beare and Son, London, circa 1900
About Beare and Son In the violin world, the name Beare is synonymous with high quality: most of the world’s top violins have been through the Beare’s workshop at some point in history! In addition to very many fine antique instruments, the firm imported workshop-made instruments to sell in their shop.
About the violinThis violin was made in Mirecourt around 1900. It would have been made specifically for the shop and to their very high standards. The label refers to the violin as an imitation J.B. Vuillaume: this makes the violin an interpretation of Vuillaume's interpretation of a Guarneri 'del Gesù'!
The violin has a two piece back of narrow-flamed maple with ribs and scroll to match. The front is two pieces of fairly wide-grained spruce and the varnish is golden-brown in colour.
The violin has a length of back of 358 mm.
How does it sound?This violin is bright and cheerful with a trumpet-like tone. It projects very well and cuts over other instruments with ease. This would make an excellent instrument for exploring more demanding solo repertoire.
ConditionThe violin is in very good condition.
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