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
There are wonderful things about this job. Sometimes I forget them. Sometimes, the joy of the job stops me thinking about the consequences. I can make a casual remark and forevermore the hotel in Perth we stayed at is The Room That Reeks. Something leaked overnight and the smell was overpowering. It felt like touch...
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.