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A violin made in France in about 1890
This is a finely made and very light French instrument about 120 years old. It has gone undamaged except for some wear on the upper belly and under the bridge, the latter because of some obsessive bridge-shuffling by one of its owners. Varnish is thin and of a typical spirit type for French instrument. The spruce is of fairly open grain. Maple has a broad and deep flame throughout back, ribs and neck. Carving is neatly done, as is the inlaid purfling, with very crisp corner work. The violin responds quickly and has an even, pleasant tone.