Louis Otto

(c. 1844 - 1920)
Louis Born 1844 Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg, died 1920 Düsseldorf Germany. Son and pupil of Johann Karl August Otto, above. Worked with his cousin Ludwig, below, in Cologne 1865-1866. Subsequently with A. Reichers in Hanover. Established independently in Düsseldorf on Schützenstrasse from 1872. Appointed luthier to the court. Credited with about 300 violins, 50 violas, 50 cellos, and several double basses. Initially built on Amati models; later embraced Stradivari and Guarneri patterns. Very fine workmanship. Materials and varnish of good quality. Awarded prizes at Düsseldorf, Melbourne, and Chicago. Louis Otto / fecit Düsseldorf anno 1899 / No. 289

£ 3,500
Highest auction price achieved

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