LION HEAD BAROQUE 1/2 VIOLIN, ~1700





Well preserved child's 1/2 size baroque violin, around 1700, still with the original neck, which was extended at the heel for modern playing (can be built back to original baroque style angle), bearing a label: B. Ruggerius Cremonensis. This violin is in playing condition, but there are no strings and no bridge. The lion head beautifully carved, the highly flamed maple two piece back with several repaired cracks, the top with no cracks but with a round insert in the middle of the violin, the flamed sides in good condition. Overall length 54 cm, length of the body 30.8 cm, scale 29.5 cm, top of the body to the middle of the f-hole 17 cm, length of neck from nut to body 12.2 cm, rim 3.3 cm, upper bout 14.8 cm, middle bout 9.8 cm, lower bout 17.8 cm.



Lion Head Baroque Violin, front
Lion Head Baroque Violin, back


Lion Head Baroque Violin, side


Lion Head Baroque Violin, table
Lion Head Baroque Violin, back


Lion Head Baroque Violin, head front detail
Lion Head Baroque Violin, head front


Lion Head Baroque Violin, head side detail
Lion Head Baroque Violin, head side


Lion Head Baroque Violin, heel
Lion Head Baroque Violin, bottom


Lion Head Baroque Violin, label
Lion Head Baroque Violin, detail







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