A fine French violin with the original label Schwartz Frères à Strasbourg, 1841. This violin was made by the brothers George Frédéric Schwartz and Théophile Guillaume Schwartz. Both brothers ran a reputable violin making studio in Strassbourg, in the first half of the 19th century. George Frédéric Schwartz was the elder of the two brothers and also made bows besides violins. These days, violin bows from George Frédéric Schwartz are very much sought after, since they are amongst the best French violin bows from the early 19th century.
This fine instrument has been played intensely and is still in very good condition. It has a soft, round and balanced sound on all four strings.