Alban O. Schmidt Violin

An old violin by Alban O. Schmidt, labeled “Copy of Jacobs Stainer from Alban O. Schmidt, Markneukirchen Saxony” probably the early 20th century, excellent craftsmanship and detailed works on the violin. The son of Ernst. Reinhold Schmidt, Alban worked in Markneukirchen Germany (Saxony) – circa 1900 – and trained under his father Ernst Reinhold.  He was a respected maker and importer of quality German violins who earned Gold medals at Vienna 1892 and Leipzig 1913. This violin is in well-preserved condition.