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, 2013 Flag of Italy
This Stradivari copy violin won Filippo the prize for tone at the 4th International Violin Making competition in Pisogne, Lombardy, Italy. 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
Petko Stoinov, Kazanlak, 2014 Flag of Bulgaria
Patterned after ‘il Canonne’ of Nicolo Paganini by Guarneri del Gesù, dated 1742. It is meticulously made of local Balkan wood and richly varnished and slightly antiqued. Provided with a certificate from the maker with his photographs. This violin is presently consigned to Larsen Music where it can be viewed. See www.violinstoinov.com.
$5,000 Violin front