Founder of the Viennese school of violin making, Anton Posch was born in Vils in 1677 and was taught by Matthias Fuchs. Active in Vienna from 1706, he was appointed luthier to the Royal Court in 1721, and subsequently adopted a brand of the double-headed eagle which he placed on the upper back of his instruments. His work is of high quality, faithful in most regards to the Stainer pattern. He was assisted later by his son Anton Stefan, born in 1701, who succeeded to the business on his death in 1742, but who survived him by only seven years before his own demise in 1749.
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