A good German violin by Edmund Paulus, Markneukirchen circa 1900 £4500

The Paulus workshop was amongst the most important workshops in Markneukirchen during the period before the first world war, producing instruments largely for the middle range of the export market to the United States. This is a very typical example built after a generic Stradivari model and tastefully antiqued, with a warm and sweet sound that carries well.