Original neck and bass bar. A rare Irish classical violin by William Wilkinson. Wilkinson is well known in the violin trade because of his apprenticeship and then a partnership with his father-in-law Thomas Perry in Dublin. Together they formed the Perry and Wilkinson business in 1790, which Wilkinson took over in 1818 on the death of Perry.
Violins known to be by Wilkinson himself are very rare but we are fortunate enough to have the inside of the back of this instrument branded Wilkinson.
The violin bears the features of the Perry & Wilkinson style, namely broadly cut f-holes, the wide throat of the pegbox, idiosyncratic placement of the eye in the scroll. The back is a single piece of beautifully flamed maple cut on the slab. Two-piece pine front, original neck and golden brown varnish typical of the workshop.
The violin is in good condition and set up in a classical manner. The instrument is very responsive with an excellent sounding E string.
Length of back 357mm
Width upper bout 168mm
Width middle bout 112mm
Width lower bout 212mm
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