Rüdolf Hös

A 17-inch viola by Rüdolf Hös, Munich circa 1685

Rüdolf Hös was born to an important family of instrument makers in Füssen in 1640, but was sent away to apprentice in Rome sometime around 1663. His application for citizenship of the city of Munich states that he spent 19 years in Italy, working in Bologna and Venice before his return to Germany and his appointment as instrument maker at the Ducal Court in Munich.

 

Hippolyte Caussin

A Fine French Violoncello by Hippolyte Caussin, Neufchatel, circa 1860

The Caussin workshop specialised in producing antiqued instruments for the London and Paris trade, but in the early years their instruments were made to extremely high quality, and the work of the family – Francois-Nicolas and Hippolyte are highly revered,…

 

Lockey Hill

A fine English violoncello by Lockey Hill, London circa 1770

Lockey Hill had a prolific and varied career. This example shows enormous influence from his father, Joseph making it one of the most attractive models to come from his workshop, with especially elegant Amati-styling around the soundholes. An excellent and…

 

Kai-Thomas Roth

A fine contemporary violoncello after Matteo Goffriller

Kai’s violoncello has enjoyed a distinguished professional career over the last decade, and was recently replaced by it’s first owner with a Vuillaume: Higher praise is difficult to come by. This copy of a Venetian cello by Matteo Goffriller has…

 

Andrew Sutherland

A fine contemporary violoncello after Domenico Montagnana

Andrew copied a cut-down original by the might Venetian maker, Domenico Montagnana. The narrowed proportions provide an extremely successful model which is reflected in this copy. A great looking and great sounding instrument with great depth and reserves of sound.

 

A Good Baroque Cello

A good early nineteenth-century Mirecourt cello in baroque setup

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…