SEBASTIAN RAUCH – PRAGUE, 1609*

RauchVln1
post-restoration

RauchVlnRauchVln-2 *Label antedated to 1609.

Patriarch of the family that included son Sebastian II, Joseph (rel unknown), and Thomas, his grandson. Worked in Wrocław, Poland and Prague, c 1725 – 1790. This instrument loosely based on the Stainer model with abbreviated corners. A marvelous find from a notable Bohemian-Polish violinmaking family. Just underwent restoration.

The violin has typical repairs that would be expected of an instrument of this age. Cracks on the top, securely repaired, a sound post patch on both plates, a neck shim, and a scroll cheek repair,

Value: $4750

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