Maker: Thomas Absam

City: London, Country: England | Dates: ca 1812

Biography of Thomas Absam - John Dilworth

ABSAM (ABSOM), Thomas Worked circa. 1812-1849 London and Wakefield, Yorkshire UK. Active in London c.1812, moved to Leeds 1813, and finally established in Wakefield. Made instruments for Picard (a dealer in Leeds). Worked also for Dearlove. Flat model with very broad edges and extended corners, somewhat of the Furber type, and head showing crude Betts characteristics. Local woods...

Biography of Thomas Absam - William Meredith Morris

I have seen two instruments of his make, both violins, one on the Stradivari model, and the other on that of N. Amati. The workmanship is of average merit, and the varnish a spirit one, hard and lifeless. He made chiefly for Pickard, a dealer in Leeds. Label :— MADE BY THOMAS ABSAM, WAKEFIELD, FEB. 14,...

Biography of Thomas Absam - Cecie Stainer

Worked in Wakefield, Yorkshire, 1810-49. Made violins for a dealer called Pickard, in Leeds. Label: "Made by Thomas Absam, Wakefield, Feb. 14, 1833."...

Biography of Thomas Absam - Willibald Leo Lütgendorff

Er stand in Diensten des Händlers Pickard in Leeds, versah aber auch einige bessere Geigen mit seinem eigenen Zettel. In seiner Arbeit erinnert er an Forster, kommt ihm aber nicht gleich....

Highest Price Achieved

A Violin by Thomas Absam. 35.5 cm London, 1812 | Sold in 2011

£1,800

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