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WP27 - A Georges Lotte violin


Product CodeWP27
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Supplied with a certificate of provenance by
Jean Jacques Rampal 
Expert Près La Cour d'Appel de Paris. 

A fine quality violin by an accomplished maker whos violins are quite rare nowadays. Georges Lotte was born at Mirecourt in 1856 and was a pupil of J B Vuillaume in Paris.  Amongst his sons was the notable bow maker, François Lotte. George Lotte died at the end of the 19th century. This example of his work is a Salzard copy, a well made instrument with attention to the finer details, branded D.Salzard below the button. Condition is very good, no damage or repairs just minor varnish dings, the violin just has the Salzard label. The back is two piece, length 360 mm. Set up with fine quality rosewood fittings, Larsen Virtuoso strings and the violin is supplied in a new light weight case. With a rich Italian type tone with a lovely sonorous bass and clear treble. A rare and beautiful instrument of character!