OLD ANTIQUE VIOLIN 4/4 FRANCE BY H. Silvestre Paris 1897 (97 handwritten in black ink) and trader mark.
Original varnish, yellow brown color. Masterly carved scroll and accurately inlaid purfling. New setup, with box wood pegs, tailpiece, chinrest, and end button. New bridge, new Helicore string, and new sound post.
Violin maker put in new bassbar. Very deep tone, with good balance across all strings. Strong carrying sound and sweet.
Some little dings and scratches due to age. Top has 3 cracks all professionally repaired (1) right side f hole wing crack 3/4 inch (2) right side saddle 1.5 inch (3) right side low part to edge 2 inch. All very good repair with cleat. Old age 2 pc spruce straight grain.
No sound post or bassbar crack. F-holes very elegantly and nicely cut. Back: matches with ribs, neck. Old age Maple, keep flamed.
I do not have any certificate for this violin, so can't guarantee authenticity. But in my opinion it's over a hundred years old, without question. Please pay within 3 days.This item is "as is". Please check my other listings and store website for more items on sale. I have other musical instruments including violins, cellos, bows, and accessories.
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The seller is "pcviolins" and is located in Hacienda Heights, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.