Antique Very Old Violin Unusual F-hole Unique Shape Neck Tailpiece Estate Item 8
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Antique Very Old Violin Unusual F-hole Unique Shape Neck Tailpiece Estate Item 8:
This violin is from an estate collection, untouched for many many years. It has no label, but we believe that it was professionally made in the mid 1800's or earlier. It measures 19" long overall, with 7 wide x 12" long back (not including button). It features figured wood back and ribs, with dark varnish. The scroll is well carved, with what appears to be an extra tuning peg hole for an additonal string (see images). It has an ebony finger board, with unusual placement for nut. The "f-holes" are uniquely shaped (see images). The neck is very very short, and the tail piece is very very long, with very little room for normal bowing making us wonder if it is possibly designed for pizzcato only. It has purfling on the top, but none on the back. It displays nicely. Old Roth case included. No bow. Condition: As-found / not played in many years. Old varnish, with overall wear to edges. No sound post. No nut. The top is loose at the ribs near the neck (old glue / see images). Case is in rough condition with overall wear, but will provide good protection in shipping. It is a very interesting early instrument. We are not violin experts. Items are not MINT, and show signs of antique / 100+ years age and use. All items are sold as-found / unrestored, and will likely need repair prior to use. Item is being sold for restoration or display. Please ask any questions prior to offerding. See our other sales for more antique violins from the same collection.