Carl Anton Herold violin, Germany
The luthiers of the Herold family were mostly based in Brunndöbra, a region in Saxony adjacent to Klingenthal and close to the Czech border. Carl Anton Herold established his business in Klingenthal in 1833, where his workshop produced and exported many instruments of good student quality over the following century. This cleanly made example has a beautiful, finely flamed maple back and a transparent golden varnish which is still in remarkable condition. It speaks easily, with a smooth, warm tone, that combines clarity with evenness and resonance.