Joseph Hill, London, c.1750 - cello

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Joseph Hill, London, c.1750

 

Born in 1715, Joseph Hill was was the first violin maker from the famous Hill family, having likely trained with Peter Wamsley. Hill appears in London about 1746, working at a location around the corner from Richard Duke, which has led to speculation that the two makers may have collaborated for a short time.

This extremely pure and fine cello supports this speculation as it bears Duke’s brand on the upper back and was sold by the Hill firm in 1937 as a “Joseph Hill.” It has an extremely responsive and open sound with superb quality and projection.


Joseph Hill, London, c.1750
Joseph Hill, London, c.1750
Joseph Hill, London, c.1750
Joseph Hill, London, c.1750
Joseph Hill, London, c.1750
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