Inside the violin there is a label by Enricus Ceruti from Cremona, dated with 1853. The violin has a stable repaired crack in the upper area to the right of the neck. The neck was renewed over time, but the original scroll has been preserved. Otherwise I can not find any damage to the violin. There are no cracks in the area of the soundpost or bass bar.
The strings and the bridge as well as the tailpiece and chinrest are old and should be replaced. The violin sounds very good with this old and not optimally fitting setup, so that I can imagine that it will become a grenade with a new setup and if it is properly played again. I do also have a soundfine if someone is interested in hearing it. The back is made of one piece, beautifully flamed as well as the ribs. The top is made of medium wide grained spruce.The varnish has a red-brown color. What I like best about this instrument is the strikingly beautiful and prickly crafted scroll!
The inside work is very clean with broad hard wood linings and corner blocks! Please look at the photos and judge by your own feelings. I would like to ask you to take a close look at the pictures to find out more about the condition of the violin as they are also part of the article description.
The item "Very fine and interesting 19th century violin" is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins". The seller is "*antiquebox*" and is located in Bremen.
This item can be shipped worldwide.