Rare, fine French 3/4 size violin by Francois Barbe, ca. 1840

A rare, fine old French 3/4 size violin made by Francois Barbe in Avallon ca. 1840, as indicated on the maker’s label. This is a very nice example in a fine, all original condition including varnish, original neck and fingerboard. The length over the back is 33.5 cm. This is also a fine sounding instrument with a broad model and a wonderful arching.

Certificates: Alex Gartsman

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Country of Origin

Avallon, France


Francois Barbe Pere


1800 – 1850

Price Range

$10,000 – $20,000

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