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WP12 - Caressa & Français, 1913.


Product CodeWP12
Sound Clip

Branded inside on upper and lower bouts on both back and front

Supplied with a certificate of provenance by
Jean Jacques Rampal 
Expert Près La Cour d'Appel de Paris. 

A beautiful violin made by one of the top Paris partnerships of the period. Albert Caressa was born in 1866 and Henri Français in 1861. They became successors to the business of Gustave Bernardel in 1901. Between them they won numerous medals for their work, including Liege1905, Milan 1906, London 1908, Brussels 1910 and Turin 1911.This example of their work is in near mint condition with just the very smallest of blemishes. The one piece back is 357 mm. The fittings are in ebony except for the original gold capped rosewood pegs, set up with Larsen Virtuoso strings and supplied in a new light weight case. This instrument has a lovely rich tone with a real touch of class, with good balance and lots of power. A superb instrument of quality and character, highly recommended!