4/4 George Craske Violin, Made in England.
Born in England 1795, George Craske showed a taste & talent for violin-making early in life & was sent
to London to study with William Forster.
He later moved to Bath & met renonwned violinists John Loder & Nicolas Mori who encouraged him to make instruments for their pupils.
He was a prolific instrument maker, who once repaired Paganini's violin when the great virtuoso visited Birmingham.
At a later stage he took a shop on Snow Hill in Birmingham and remained there for around 20 years, eventually retiring to Bath.
Flattering testimonials concerning the tone of Craske's instruments were frequently showered upon him by eminent virtuosi, in addition to violins, he also made
viola's, cello's & double basses.
Outline, arching, scroll, soundholes, and all details beautifully done & the varnish of his imitation instruments thought to be superb.
Craske's instruments were eventually acquired & sold by the famous Hill & Son's company after his death in 1888.
Upper bouts 165 mm
Middle bouts 110 mm
Lower bouts 205 mm
Body Length 360 mm
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