3/4 French violin labelled "Nicolas Bertholini"


Violins labelled “Nicolas Bertholini” were produced by the Laberte-Humbert workshops from the late 1800s well into the twentieth century. Many earlier examples were of a fairly high quality, within the context of Mirecourt manufacture, but towards the latter part of this era, the label was used in violins intended for less advanced players. While this three-quarter violin, finished with a glossy, red-brown varnish, is typical of these later instruments, it has a clear, characterful sound and speaks readily, making an attractive violin for a younger middle-grade student.