- Aegidus Kloz Mittenwald, 1790
Aegidius Kloz (1733 - 1805), son of Sebastian Kloz, was one of the best makers in the Kloz family. Kloz was born in Mittenwald and stayed there throughout his career. He married and was a councilor in Mittenwald in 1799.
Like his relatives, he followed an Amati pattern. Kloz was very knowledgeable about wood quality and tone. His arching tended to be relatively flat, his f-holes were well cut, his purfling nicely finished, and his varnish, which used various colors, was often very attractive.
Also a family tradition, many of Kloz's instruments were given Stainer labels.
This violin has a spruce top with very fine, narrow grain and a maple back with a medium-width flame. The arching is broad and full and tapers into a very shallow re-curve at the purfling. The f-holes, scroll, purfling reflect Klotz's expert hand. And the varnish is a rich amber-brown.