18th Century German Labelled Maussiell

18th Century German Labelled Maussiell

14,000.00

Violin is labelled Maussiell, and attributed to this maker.   MAUSSIELL, Leonard Born 1685, d. after 1765 Nuremberg Germany. Earliest work from c.1707. Very fine workmanship on a model recalling both Stainer and Tecchler. Deep edge flute to medium high arch. Tightly wound scroll, sometimes replaced by carved lion’s heads. Thick lustrous golden-yellow varnish. Some branded: ‘L.M.’ with imperial eagle. Leonhardus Maussiell / me fecit Nurmberg. An 1736. Leonhard Maussiell, Lautten / und Geigenmacher im Nürm- / berg, 1743

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