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WP38 - A fine violin by Silvestre & Maucotel


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Product Code WP38
Sound Clip

The decorative label is inscribed: 

Silvestre et Maucotel
Paris 1911 No. 698

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

Superb violins made by Hippolyte Chrétien Silvestre and Ernest Maucotel, they became associated around 1901 and between them produced some really fine workmanship. This example of their work is based on the Guarneri model, the condition is excellent, there are some small insignificant blemishes but they do not detract from what is a beautiful instrument with a fine patina and pleasing outline. The back is two piece, length: 13.13/16 inches (35 cm) with this back length which is between full size and 7/8 size it is an ideal "ladies" violin, as you can see from the photos it has a strong flame to the maple, the front is very straight grained spruce and the violin is finished in a beautiful rich lustrous warm brown oil varnish. The fittings are in rosewood and a new set of Obligato strings have been fitted. Supplied in a new lightweight parallel case. A lovely instrument to play, it has a rich classy tone with good clarity and balance, a pleasure to play. A lovely violin, for the collector and Professional player!