Paul V Harrild's violin making evolved via graphics, fine art painting and sculpture, and endeavours to encompass function and aesthetics to the full. For this reason his work aims to emulate the makers of Cremona and Brescia, while retaining the integrity of his own individual personality.
Not being a strict copyist affords Paul a freedom of choice while observing a variety of influences.
Paul specialises in 'antiqued' varnish techniques.
The example offered here has a two piece back of maple with a strong broad curl descending across the back from the joint. The ribs, pegbox and scroll are of a strong medium curl.
The violin has a two piece pine front of medium grain in the centre broadening towards the flanks.
The varnish is a rich orange-brown colour on a yellow ground.
- Length of back 357mm
- Width upper bout 165.5mm
- Width centre bout 115mm
- Width lower bout 205.5mm
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.
Excellent original condition
A written valuation for insurance purposes for insurance purposes of £6,050 is included with this instrument