Anton Jais was born in 1748 and died in 1836. He worked in Mittenwald from around 1769 and is renowned for producing very fine quality violins with very refined and delicate workmanship. His instruments have a reputation for a powerful tone whilst retaining a mellow quality.
This example dates from around 1780 when Jais had already established an excellent reputation for his work and, in common with the majority of his work, is modelled after Stainer.
This violin has a two piece back of maple of a fine-medium curl running horizontally across the back from the joint, the ribs are of a similar wood. The pegbox and scroll have a slightly less pronounced curl.
The two piece front is pine of a medium-broad grain in the centre becoming finer towards the flanks.
The varnish is of an amber-brown colour on a yellow ground.
- Length of back 355mm
- Width upper bout 161.5mm
- Width centre bout 113mm
- Width lower bout 203mm
Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required. Details listed in this condition report are for information purposes only.
Some damage to varnish on front around centre.
A written valuation for insurance purposes for insurance purposes of £8,250 is included with this instrument