Here is a rare beautiful old Viennese violin. The violin has two labels, one of Joannes Georgius Huber and the other Jan Basta. There is also some writing on the inside on parchment. Joannes Georgius Huber was one of the rarest makers of the Old Vienna School and known for using the woods of old viols in his instruments. This violin was previously restored by Basta, also a great maker, who made a new scroll for the violin (and can be compared to his other instruments), doubled the top edges and made a few repairs.There are no soundpost crack repairs on the instrument. The woods are very old and extremely beautiful in this instrument, especially the highly figured maple back that likely came from a much older instrument. It would be interesting having a dendro made to determine the age of the woods. The violin is in very good playable condition and needs no further work.
The tone is of a very refined, sweet, even, and open quality. You will enjoy it very much! It is a master violin that deserves to be in the hands of a performer! Its definitely a violin for a collector and belongs in a museum.
HUBER, Johann Georg Born 1741, died 1772 Vienna Austria. From a Füssen family of instrument makers. Neat workmanship; sometimes utilised wood from old viols. Joannes Giorgius Huber / fecit Viennae 1761.
A violin and lute maker famous in his time, whose works are even more appreciated today because they are characterized by cleanliness and a gentle, bright tone. The Schottenstift in Vienna owns a good violin from 1771.
His successor was Phillipp Wurm. The item "Rare 18th Century Viennese Violin Very Fine Tone" is in sale since Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "nategkvirtuoso" and is located in Osseo, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.