Fine cello by William Forster III, with John Dilworth certificate.
William Forster III was third in a line of important London violin makers, he made his first instrument in 1779 and worked alongside his father from that time onward. Under his tenure, the family business continued to engage in a motley assortment of activities, including an ill-fated foray into the greengrocer trade that precipitated Forster’s death in 1824. His output can be divided into four distinct classes, of which the cellos are particularly fine, especially those on a Stradivari model. Stainer models also exist, and in general, the workmanship is excellent, with distinctive scrolls.
The back in two pieces of maple of faint fine curl slightly ascending across the back from the centre joint. The front in two matched pieces of spruce of strong medium grain. The varnish of a rich and lustrous orange-brown colour on an amber ground.
Length of back 733mm
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