Earsel Vivian Atchley

(c. 1906 - 1988)
ATCHLEY, Earsel Vivian Born 1906 Mountain Grove, Worked Kansas City, Missouri USA. Pupil of his grandfather Edward Atchley, below. Trained as an engineer before establishing a violin business in Kansas City in 1948. Stradivari and Guarneri models and copies of individual master instruments. Used a potassium silicate sealer inside and out and his own preparation of oil varnish, shaded and antiqued. Credited with over 350 instruments: violins, violas, cellos, basses, and some guitars, often made as quartets; these have his family coat-of-arms emblazoned on the back. [Wenberg]

£ 733
Highest auction price achieved

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