Thomas Perry violin, Dublin 1811

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Thomas Perry violin, Dublin 1811

Labelled "Perry & Wilkinson", this petite, Amati inspired violin is numbered ‘3879’.


Please contact us for more details, quoting number 620.

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This fine Thomas Perry violin was made in Dublin in 1811 and is numbered 3879.

A prolific maker, Perry has been credited with making over 4,000 instruments … busy man!! It is an unlikely claim but, nevertheless, Perry had a large output, undoubtedly assisted in the workshop by his business partner, William Wilkinson.

He is a highly regarded maker who was, in his day, termed “The Irish Stradivari”.

This petite Amati inspired violin has a narrow, regularly flamed maple back and spruce top of slow, even growth with a light warm gold varnish.

Brightness from its rich overtones response combined with volume belying its diminutive size give the violin great projection. The G and D strings are open and free sounding and the upper registers are sweet at the highest positions on all strings. It is even and colourful with great articulation and easy bow response.

A terrific violin!

Please contact us for more details, quoting number 620.