Maker: Ivan Allison

City: Kanawha County, Country: United States | Dates: B.1884, d.1966,

Biography of Ivan Allison - John Dilworth

ALLISON, Ivan W. Born 1884 Kanawha County, West Virginia, died 1966 Charleston, West Virginia USA. Self-taught maker. Used American woods and oil varnish from W. E. Hill & Sons as well as his own recipe. Made over 150 violins, violas, and cellos. Beautifully disciplined workmanship. Initials carved on pegbox interior. Name and date inscribed on the...

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A Violin by Ivan W. Allison. 35.6 cm Charleston, West Virginia, 1933 | Sold in 2009


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