Ivan W. Allison

By John Dilworth

ALLISON, Ivan W. Born 1884 Kanawha County, West Virginia, died 1966 Charleston, West Virginia USA. Self-taught maker. Used American woods and oil varnish from W. E. Hill & Sons as well as his own recipe. Made over 150 violins, violas, and cellos. Beautifully disciplined workmanship. Initials carved on pegbox interior. Name and date inscribed on the upper bouts of table and back. Manuscript label. [Wenberg]

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£ 497.00
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