Richard Duke – London, c.1780
This fine English violin which is unlabelled is boldly modelled Stradivari which interestingly departs from his usual style.
Duke himself possessed a fine Stradivari violin made in 1692 known as the “Falmouth Stradivarius” after a previous owner, The Earl of Falmouth. This outstanding example of a Richard Duke violin shows some similarities in choice of wood for the back and ribs and the outline of the Falmouth Stradivari.
An intriguing and beautifully modelled instrument is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Charles Beare.
Price on application