Location: Mittenwald, Bavaria
Dates: B. ca. 1760, d. 1803
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Author: John Dilworth
HORNSTEINER, Mathias (II) Born circa. 1760, died 1803 Mittenwald Germany. Known as ‘Dax’. Most distinguished maker of the family. Cremonese influenced modelling, with Tyrolean archings of medium height. Soundholes of both Stainer and Stradivari styles. Materials of variable quality. Thin varnish in several shades from pale golden-yellow to dark red-brown. Violas and cellos on classical models also notable. Matthias Hornsteiner / der Geigenmacher in Mittenwald 1770
Long time no blog. To put it mildly, it has been remarkably busy. This time I am not going to claim all the credit. Not entirely all anyway. But most of it. After all I have been the one galloping around looking for instruments. Sometimes successfully, sometimes rather pitifully. In the meantime the chaps at the office...
Author: Cecie Stainer
A maker in Mittenwald about 1770-1800. His instruments were better made than those of Joseph Hornsteiner.
Author: Willibald Leo Lütgendorff
Der beste aus der Familie Hornsteiner. Schone zierliche Geigen, schönes, feinjähriges Deckenholz, rother oder gelbbrauner Lack, gute Klotz-Schule. Seine beste Zeit ist 1765—1795.