Violin By Jacob Fendt, London c.1840
Jacob Fendt born 1815, died 1849 London UK. Third son of Bernhard Simon Fendt (I). Pupil of his brother Bernhard Simon (II) and one of the more talented makers from this family. Later worked for J. A. Turner in Cornhill and for R. Davis in Coventry Street. According to George Hart, he was the best maker of the three sons of Bernhard (I), but rare examples bearing his own brand or label are rather crude. Poverty and illness, in common with the rest of the family, must have had significant consequences on his talents.
A fine and handsome Violin bearing the makers original label. The attractive two-piece back of maple of irregular medium curl descending across the back from the bass flank down towards the treble flank. The ribs similar although somewhat broader curl. The peg box and scroll of plain maple. The two piece front of spruce of medium grain in the centre slightly broadening towards the flanks. The varnish of a rich, lustrous golden orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
- Length of back 358 mm
- Width upper bout 166 mm
- Width centre bout 114 mm
- Width lower bout 205 mm
- Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required.
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