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Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy was British violin maker (1784-1870). A student of William Forster, Kennedy opened his own workshop and was a prolific maker making nearly 2000 instruments. This violin with the later varnish, a thin dark and textured is superby crafted with a good projection and warm sound.Signed above the tailpin. ca 1850.

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Raffaele Calace

Raffaele Calace was an Italian luthier (1863-1934) and worked in Naples from 1900. Best known as a professional mandolinist and composer, but also made various plucked and violin family instruments and is credited with perfecting the design of the large Neapolitan mandolin. He is said to have made a violin for Mussolini and received several gold medals for his work. Please call for detail information. 

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Richard Duke

Branded Duke on the back of the violin, ca 1760. Richard Duke was one of the most successful and prolific English maker of the 18th century. Please call for detail information. 

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Emile Boulangeot

Anno 1939 with one piece back. Emile Boulangeot was born at Mirecourt 1877. Apprenticed to E. Laurent, 1890; worked at Paris for Gustave Bernardel. Successor to Blanchard's business at Lyons, 1913 and also had a workshop and assistant at Paris, 1915. Principal maker to the Conservatoire at Lyons, and the Symphony Orchestras. Died 1944. 

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Paul Bailly violin, Paris

Paul Billy violin, Paris. Please call for more information. 

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