Violin Scrolls: carved into the tops of fine violins, violas and cellos are distinctive scroll designs, the decorative woodcarving that showcases the violinmaker’s skill as a maker and craftsman. Originated in the Baroque era, they are typically carved as a shape of a volute or rolled up the spiral and have also appeared as human or animal heads.
The volute shape of the scroll might be the most common thing among violins, but each one of them is unique. The type of scroll motif is called a Vitruvian Scroll, named after a Roman architectural historian from the first century. Some studies indicate that at the time, the motif was used to symbolize heavenly power and harmony, just like the waves of the ocean. Interesting and for sure very deep!
But today, we want to bring a selection of the most beautiful scrolls ever made!