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Hill(ii)locked

  • Charles Beare,
  • Arthur F. Hill,
  • Jaak Liivoja-Lorius
  •  and Christina Bashford

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English firm of violin and bow makers, restorers and valuers. Joseph Hill (1715–84) was a pupil of Peter Wamsley in Piccadilly, London, before he established himself at the sign of the ‘Violin’ in Angel Court, Westminster, and in 1762 at the ‘Harp and Flute’ in Haymarket. At the latter address he made many violins, violas and especially cellos. His instruments were of all qualities; he was capable of refined and elegant workmanship, though more often there are signs of haste. The cellos are made on a good pattern with ample air-space, and have been praised. Of Joseph Hill’s five sons the elder two were quite well known as violin makers. William Hill (...

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