R. Kim Tipper & Associates Fine Violins
RKTV Contact Info: 1111 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9A 3N5, Canada, 250-595-5593, sales@tipper-violins.com
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Ch. J. B. Collin-Mezin, Paris, 1893 Flag of France
This is a particularly striking violin by the celebrated French maker and comes from his mature period. The figure of the maple is particularly attractive and highlighted by a transparent golden varnish. The tone of this violin is quite loud and penetrating in keeping with the maker’s reputation. The condition is very good and there are only a few minor cracks which have been well repaired. The Hill registration number “W512” is seen on the end of the fingerboard.
$16,000 Violin front
Filippo Protani, Perugia, Italy, 2011 Flag of Italy
This violin is accurately modeled after a Carlo Bergonzi violin of 1736. It is in new condition with antiquing by the maker.
$15,000 Violin front
Galen Hartley, Montpellier, France, 2015 Flag of France
A Ruggeri copy from one of Canada’s most promising young makers. It has a mellow tone and bears a convincingly antiqued varnish of pale orange shaded to yellow. It is a careful copy of a Ruggeri. www.hartleyviolins.com
$9,000 Violin front