This instrument is supplied with a certificate of provenance from
Jean Jacques Rampal
Expert Près La Cour d'Appel de Paris.
A fine quality violin by Joseph Aubry. In superb condition, with a lovely patina to the rich plum colour varnish over a golden ground coat. This example bears the label of Paul Kaul who would have sold this instrument as one of his own. The length of the one piece back is 14.1/8 inches (35.8 cm.). In beautiful condition, no damage or repairs just wear to the varnish which lends a graceful quality to the violin. Fitted with rosewood fittings, Obligato strings and supplied in a new lightweight case. As with many of the Joseph Aubry violins they are based on the Guarneri model, they are always well made with keen attention to detail and to symmetry. Joseph Aubry was considered to be one of the greatest French makers of this period. This is a lovely instrument to play with a large, resonant, mature sound which is sophisticated, warm and slightly dark in character. A beautiful instrument for collector or player, highly recommended!