Collector Violin -- Manchester, England -- 1877
Inside: " Deus Adsit, Obsit Mundus"
Walter H. Mayson, Manchester
Fecit. Anno. 1877
Walter Henry Mayson (1835 -- 1904) was born in Cheetwood & later worked as a luthier in Manchester from 1873 to 1904. He was a prolific maker of over 800 violins, violas and cellos.
This is strictly a collector's violin due to the crack of the scroll and subsequent brass repairs on both sides. This causes the pegs to be somewhat out of alignment, making it difficult to ...