C.A. Gand violin, Paris, France 1856 Strad model. Soloistically powerful with very robust tone, with open and bellowing tonal fundamental with incisive carrying harmonic content and capable of great dynamic modulation.
Mint condition, with J.J. Rampal Certificate dated 2014, and is an example in the publication Italian and French Violins volume 4 by Jost Thöne. Numbered 255, the year after Gand's gold medal at the Paris exhibition in 1855 presented by Napoleon. Equally appealing instrument for both a musicians and collectors alike.
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.