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PhilipKT

1921 OH Bryant violin

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 Howdy folks! I found this violin for sale at an upcoming auction in Mass., and because I’ve always been interested in American violins I googled the name OH Bryant And found a lively exchange here from several years ago.

 This is the only photo offered by the auction house and it’s not very revealing, but I share in the event that others might be interested. Bryant was apparently a very fine maker and anybody who is favorably compared to Gemunder is worth sharing.

 

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Actually, no I can’t, because I’m accessing it through a site called Invaluable. But it is Blackwood March auctioneers.

I looked up several other Bryant violins pictured on Tarisio and this particular instrument appears to have nothing in common with them.

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I occasionally attend Blackwood-March auctions.   This is a general antique auction house selling the usual furniture, rugs, paintings, ceramics, etc. and not an instrument specialist.  I haven't seen this violin so I don't know what it is, but possibly the auctioneer saw an O H Bryant repair label and took it to be a maker's label.  There are about 8 violins in this sale in all.  There are several knowledgeable and aggressive violins buyers who regularly attend Blackwood-March sales, so I don't expect there will be any violin bargains there.

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It sold for $850, but I don’t think it was made by Bryant. It looked nothing like the violins I saw in the Tarisio archive.

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8 hours ago, PhilipKT said:

It sold for $850, but I don’t think it was made by Bryant. It looked nothing like the violins I saw in the Tarisio archive.

Definitely not made by Bryant. 

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