Ernst (III) Liebich

Highest auction price achieved
£ 2160.00

By Cecie Stainer

b May 25, 1862, Breslau. learnt from his father; later worked with Bittner in Vienna. In 1884 succeeded to the business at 2, Catherinenstrasse Breslau He was especially skilful in repairing; old instruments, about 300 a year passing through his hands ; but also made from six to ten new instruments per year; they have a fine full tone, and generally follow the Stradivari or Guarneri patterns, with transparent varnish, reddish-yellow colour. He also copied the Amati and Maggini patterns; he employed five workmen in his shop, but varnished all instruments himself. Was awarded silver medal, Breslau, 1881, and a gold medal, Posen, 1895. Appointed instrument maker to the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He died 1896.

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Price History

Type Title Sold Price
Cello 75.3 cm 1895 c. [Attributed to] Fri 1st October 10 £ 2160.00
Violin Breslau, 1876 Sun 1st May 05 £ 807.00

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