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Antique Violin. JACOBUS STAINER. 1910. Austria

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Antique Violin. JACOBUS STAINER. 1910. Austria

2,495.00

Beautiful old violin made to the design of Jacobus Stainer. Fully restored with new pegs, new Dominant strings, new Despiau bridge, new Wittner tailpiece. Beautiful tone. Made in Austria circa 1910..  Has a beautiful warm and rich tone. Comes with new oblong case. 

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The premier maker of the Austro-German school, Jacob Stainer may have been a student of Nicolo Amatiin Cremona, though historical records are not complete enough to substantiate that assumption. In any case, his work, the earliest of which dates from the 1630s, bears strong similarities to Amati's. Stainer eventually settled in his birthplace of Absam in 1656, where he began to produce some of his finest instruments, which appear to be inspired by Amati's Grand Pattern. In this period Stainer moved away from the high arching of his early career, and for much of the remainder of the 17th Century he produced exceptional instruments that rivaled or even surpassed the works of his Cremonese contemporaries.

Stainer's legacy was paramount in the early- to mid-18th Century Venetian and Florentine schools, but also widespread in England, Germany, and in his native country of Austria. In fact, Stainer models were held in the highest esteem before the influence of Stradivari became foremost later in the 18th Century.