A fine 15″ English antique viola by the famous British Maker “Richard Duke”. Duke is one of the most successful and is makers of 18th century of London, he established his workshop in central London around 1743. Duke's instruments are highly regarded as one of the best instruments produced from the old native makers. The viola is preserved in mint condition, with dark brown varnish color. The viola was branded “Duke” under the button. Tone tends to be mellow and sweet. This viola is 15 inches, it's suitable for small hand viola players.