Johannes Theodorus Cuypers (1724-1808), born in the German city of Dornick in 1724, started as a furniture maker. He moved later to France, where he probably learned the profession of violinmaking at the workshops of the French makers Guersan or Benoist-Fleury. Around 1750 his name emerges in files in The Hague. From this time on he lived and worked up to his death in 1808, in The Hague.
A fine and handsome Violin bearing the makers loriginal abel.
The attractive two-piece back of maple of fine-medium curl running horizontally across the back from the joint, the ribs of similar curl, the peg box and scroll of somewhat fainter broad curl. The table of pine of fine even narrow grain broadening on the flanks. The varnish of a light golden orange brown colour.
- Length of back 354.5mm
- Width upper bout 167.5mm
- Width centre bout 114.5mm
- 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.
Front: f-hole crack running up towards edge, lower hole treble flank. Small crack running up from treble side of lower saddle.
F-hole crack running up from lower bass flank hole towards edge. Crack running up from top of bass f-hole. Crack running up towards top edge from top bass f-hole. Crack running up from c-bout
Peg Box: All holes have been bushed.
A written valuation for insurance purposes for insurance purposes of £33,000 is included with this instrument