C.A. Gand violin, Paris, France 1855 Strad model. Powerful and robust tone, with sweet fundamental with carrying harmonic content and modulable sound. LOB 358mm UB 16.7 MB 11.2 LB 20.6 Charles Adolphe Gand was the son and pupil of Charles François Gand aknown as Gand Père, who was also the successor of Lupot.He succeeded his father in 1845.In 1855, his brother Charles Nicolas Eugène became his partner and together they established the firm GAND Frères. Their collaboration lasted until Charles Adolphe GAND's death in 1866.Honors & Awards:In 1865 Charles Adolphe GAND became Luthier de l'Opéra de Paris (Luthier of the Paris Opera).He was also the official Luthier de la Musique du Roi (Luthier of the King's Music).Charles Adolphe GAND received a first-class medal at the 1855 International Paris Exhibition.He was named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) in 1862.