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4/4 O.H. Bryant violin, Boston 1921, No. 116
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O.H. Bryant no. 116, Boston 1921 Heavily shaded golden brown varnish. 355mm 4/4

Catalog ID: C-1017


    Ole H. Bryant, 1873-1943
    Ole H. Bryant was born in Thornton, NH and died in Boston. He was one of the finest American makers and most influential teachers. He studied under his father, Charles Bryant, then partnered with his uncle E. F. Bryant while employed at Elias Howe & Co. He also worked at Oliver Ditson & Co. on Tremont Street. In 1910, he opened his own violin shop and violin making school at a prime location: 250 Huntington Avenue in Boston, directly across from Boston's Symphony Hall. Sometimes referred to as the American Vuillaume, Bryant made copies of the famous Cremonas, having a plentiful supply of the finest instruments to study as the BSO's principal repairer.
    This exceptionally beautiful violin, O. H. Bryant's 116th, was made in 1921 and again displays his luminescent amber oil varnish. The tone is warm and clear with plenty of projection.


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