French violin made by H.C. Sivestre, 1888

A very fine French violin made by H.C. Silvestre in Paris in 1888, as indicated on the original label, also branded to the upper block,to the center of the back with the makers brand. This is an extraordinary example with another label indicating of taking of the 1st price for this instrument in 1889 Paris competition. The work is outstanding, precise, tasteful and magnificent from the artistic point of view. The violin is in superb condition, possessing a first class sound with great power and focus, suitable for a solo performer. The lenght over the back is 357.5 cm.

Certificates: A. Gartsman violins

Additional information

Country of Origin

France, Paris, France


H.C. Silvestre


1850 – 1900

Price Range

$50,000 – $100,000

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