Wm. H. Dow 1897

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Wm. H. Dow 1897

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This superb looking instrument is beautifully made and has a powerful sound to match. 

Attributed to William Henry Dow, who although  born in Tayport, Scotland in 1835, emmigrated to Melbourne in 1857. He is considered by many to be the best and most prolific maker in Victoria's history.  He died in his 92nd year in 1927, but in this time was said to have produced 250 violins, violas and cellos.

This extremely neat craftsman produced very pleasurable ideas of strength and robustness and his instruments produced noteably strong and vibrant sounding tone.

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He was awarded prizes in the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1875, 1880 and 1881.

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We are very proud to be able to offer this instrument for sale and encourage anybody interested in having a powerful instrument with historic value to visit our showroom to view this wonderful violin

Measurements:

Back length: 35.6cm

Lower bout 20.8cm

Middle bout 11cm

Upper bout 16.9cm

Rib height 30. 29mm

 

Label:

PRIZE MEDALS - MELBOURNE EXHBS.

INTERCOL. 1875 INTERNAT 1880 - 81

W.m. H. Dow

S.Melbourne

Faciebat Ano 1897

No 55

 

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