Featured Violin: Albert Hildebrandt (1902)

C.H. Hildebrandt & Son, founded in 1838 by Samuel Wilhelm Hildebrandt in Baltimore, was renowned for its craftsmanship in violin making. Albert Hildebrandt continued the family tradition, expanding into violin making and receiving awards for instrument proficiency. Notable possessions included an Antonius Stradivarius cello purchased by Samuel in 1851 and a violin believed to be bequeathed by Thomas Jefferson to a former slave, which Albert acquired after a concert in Charlottesville.

This is an exceptionally beautiful violin in mint condition, with an incredibly full and deep sound.