Violin attributed to Aegidius Sebastian Klotz, Mittenwald 1799
Aegidius Klotz was born in 1733 and died in 1805 in Mittenwald Germany. He was the son of Sebastian Klotz, one of the finest makers of this family, with a very sophisticated style midway between Amati and Stainer. Aegidius is regarded as one of the best of this large family of Mittenwald makers. Very refined work on a characteristic Jacob Stainer/Amati model with medium high arch.
The two piece back of maple of light broad curl descending across the back from the centre joint, the ribs of somewhat more pronounced curl. The pegbox and scroll of fine curl. The front in two pieces of spruce of very fine grain in the centre slighlty broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a rich orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
Bearing a facsimile label ‘Aegidius Kloz in Mitten-, wald an der Iser. 1799’
- Length of back 358mm
- Width upper bout 166mm
- Width middle bout 116mm
- Width lower bout 203mm
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