Widely appreciated for the tonal qualities of his cellos, Thomas Kennedy often used an oil varnish which, due to its tendency to craquelure, gave rise to a rather opaque appearance. More rarely he produced a stunning and transparent honey-coloured varnish, from which this particularly fine example benefits. Made in London around 1820, its distinctive Amati-inspired model is comfortably compact and responsive, having a firm bass and sparkling upper register. This cello is offered for sale with the certificate of authenticity by John Dilworth. Please contact us for price and further information if you are interested to buy a fine Kennedy cello.