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Fine Italian viola by Carlo de March, Venice 1954

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Description

Bow maker / Violin maker
(1904 – 1993)

A well known modern Italian maker. He studied violin making with Luigi Vestoli in Lugo (Ravenna) and moved to Venice in 1940. Stylistically influenced by Degani. Made bows from 1955.  He entered various competitions (Liegi in 1954 with a quartet, Rome 1954 with a double bass and Cremona in 1965).  Eric Blot ‘Lovely, careful violin making in the modern style of Veneto.

Sold by Kenneth Warren & Sons, Chicago 1986.

A tremendously sonorous and powerful viola, rich in texture and full of colour.

The back in a single piece of maple cut on the slab of faint medium curl descending across the back from the treble down towards the bass flank.

The button branded ‘CdM’.

The ribs, pegbox and scroll similar.

The front in two pieces of spruce of medium grain.

Labelled

Carlo De March

fece in Venezia anno 1954

and a second label

Diploma Honore Sez Sonorita

Concorso Art. di Auarhetto Biegi 1954

 

Length of back 415mm

Width upper bout 200mm

Width middle bout 138mm

Width lower bout 255mm

Additional information

Weight 3.2 kg
Dimensions 83.5 × 31 × 19 cm

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