Henry Jay – London – c1750

Henry Jay – London – c1750This baroque violin was made by Henry Jay in London c1750.  His work is very similar to Peter Wamsley’s, whose student he might have been.  He opened his first shop in 1740 in London.  The neck of the violin is original, but the position was changed at a later stage.  Even though not original to the instrument, the pegs, fingerboard, and tail piece are old English as well.  The instrument is a fine Stainer copy, with a beautiful yellowish-brown varnish.



Henry Jay - London - c1750     Henry Jay - London - c1750