Violin Location: Miami Shores, FL, USA
Description: Violin for sale - Joseph Kloz 1782 Mittenwald Violin
Joseph Kloz 1782 Mittenwald Violin
The violin is made with a two piece maple back marked by a faint medium width figure. The ribs and scroll are of similar maple. The neck is maple marked by a prominent medium width figure. Two piece spruce top has a very narrow width grain throughout. The varnish is red-brown in color.
Body Length - 14”
Upper bout - 6&5/8”
Middle bout - 4&3/8”
Lower bout - 8”
Bow - The violin bow is stamped “Albert Nürnberger“ on a round pernambuco stick. Ebony frog is sterling silver mounted and has Parisian eyes. Tip is ivory and the grip is silver. The adjuster is ebony with two silver collars.
Katy Siqueiros purchased this violin in 1945 from her then violin instructor’s parents who escaped Germany and came to El Paso, Texas to reunite with thier son. The instructors name is Robert H Semon who was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Germany April 25, 1914. He grew up in Bremen, West Germany. From 1934 to 1938 he studied violin in Berlin with outstanding teachers and during the summer months with world famous violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.
Katy Siqueiros had an illustrious career in real estate sales as one of El Paso’s top agents for decades. In addition to raising three children she played 26 seasons with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra sitting in the third outside chair position of the first violin section. The concert master at the time was her teacher and mentor Robert H. Semon.
The violin was examined in 1945 by I.R. Bernard Tipple of Bloomington, Illinois, in 1947 by E.N. Doring of William Lewis and Sons of Chicago, Illinois, in 1949 by C.J. Bryder of Lyon and Healy in Chicago, Illinois and in 2012 and 2013 by D.F. Robertson of Robertson & Sons in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All original documents are available and all appraisers have confirmed that this is an original Joseph Kloz violin made in 1782 in Mittenwald, Germany.
Substantially more photographs are online.
Online photographs include appraisal letters mentioned above. Violin and bow priced separately but sold as a pair.
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