Job Ardern

(c. - 1912)
ARDERN, Job Born 1826, died 1912 Wilmslow, Cheshire UK. Apprenticed as a carpenter. Began violin making in 1855 as a hobby. Self-taught. Produced over 500 instruments which he rarely put up for sale. The majority of these were acquired after his death by W. E. Hill & Sons, who set them up in their own workshops and sold them, mainly abroad. Very pleasant and distinctive instruments on an Amati model. Nicely regulated with softened edges and a good clear dark orange or red-brown varnish. Pretty scroll and fairly long soundholes with slightly exaggerated sweep. Made by Job Ardern / b. 1826. 1879 / Wilmslow Cheshire Job Ardern Wilmslow / No. 286. Cheshire 1898 Hill label: Made by Job Ardern / Wilmslow, Cheshire Born 1826 died 1912

£ 2,400
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