Violoncello by
Johann Christoph Leidolff
Vienna, 1745


Violoncello by Johann Christoph Leidolff, Vienna, 1745

Johann Christoph Leidolf (1690-1758) learned his trade most likely under his father, Nikolas Leidolff, the founder of this highly significant dynasty of Viennese violin-makers, who, in turn, either learned with Kögl or, perhaps more likely, judging from his work, acquired his knowhow directly in Italy. Although the instruments by Johann Christoph cannot deny their debt to the omnipresent influence of Stainer North of the Alps, his varnish and the scrolls point dicidedly towards his native city. The generous outlines of the body, the arching and the deep ribs give these instruments power and carry, without forfeiting their innate Viennese charm.

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Body length 720 mm
Upper width
Middle width mm
Lower width mm
Rib height mm
String length mm

updated 17.08.2011