A Fine Old Violin - Viennese School

Patocka - front   Patocka - back

This interesting old fiddle carries the repair label of noted maker and restorer Benjamin Patocka, Prague, numbered 7192 and dated 1927. Most probably, he was responsible for the perfect neck graft, bass bar and peg bushings.

Of fine materials and workmanship throughout, it plays easily, with a magnificent, mature voice... sweet, rich, silvery and delicious. It certainly captures the attention and would not disappoint the most discriminating player.

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Patocka - scroll   Patocka - scroll   Patocka - scroll   Patocka - scroll


The elegant modelling, nicely-cut purfling and handsome, flowing scroll reveal the hand of a master maker, probably of the Vienna school. The belly arching rises fairly steeply but is never puffy or overblown, the beautiful, one-piece back a little flatter, the whole giving an impression of harmonious balance.

Patocka - detail   Patocka - detail

As with all our offerings, this fine violin, restored and set up by Robi Blazsauer in his Budapest workshop, carries a full warranty against any defect of material or workmanship, and is available, by arrangement, for any trial, regardless of location. Interesting part exchange offers are always welcome...

 

Patocka - side   Patocka - side
Length of back - 357mm
Upper bout - 205mm
Lower bout - 169mm