Robert A. Dölling 1920s Markneukirchen, Germany 4/4 Violin
Built sometime near 1925, the attributes of this violin are consistent with an early 20th century instrument built in Markneukirchen, Germany.
The label in the violin reads: "Robert A. Dölling - Markneukirchen - Made in Germany - Copie of Antonius Stradivarius." Above the label, the name, Dölling is branded on the inside of the violin on the back.
The attributes of the instrument and the labeling are consistent with other violins sold as 1920s and 1930s Markneukirchen violins.
Pages 142 and 143 of the book, Die Geigen- und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Willibald Leo Lütgendorff identifies Robert Dölling as a violin maker who came from a family of violin makers that includes Georg Louis Dölling, Heinrich August Dölling, Heinrich Gustav Dölling, Hermann Moritz Dölling...all who lived and made violins in and near Markneukirchen in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Excellent condition, no repairs. The spirit varnish is a honey brown color.