A good entry-level baroque cello which took the last owner through conservatoire and into the profession. The instrument was made in Mirecourt in the first half of the nineteenth-century, and has an original setup that is quite close to late-eighteenth century standards. The model of the cello is loosely derived from pre-Stradivarian forms with particularly characterful soundholes that add to it’s character and suitability within a baroque band. Antique cellos suitable for period performance priced under £10,000 are very difficult to find. This has been a great first step for a performer in the past and deserves to find another upcoming player.
A good early nineteenth-century Mirecourt cello in baroque setup