Full size violin labelled 'Copy of Antonius Stradivarius'.
Although the labelling on this violin does not state a maker, looking at the style of workmanship and finishing we believe the violin to be of French origin, possible Mirecourt. We think it is likely to have been made during the early part of the twentieth century.
There is a golden varnish on an amber ground. The back and ribs are attractively flamed and the front close grained. As you might expect with a violin of this age there is some wear to the varnish but it is generally in excellent condition and structurally sound.
This violin has been set up in our workshops with Thomastik Dominant strings and a Wittner tailpiece.
It speaks freely in all registers with good strong tone and would suit a player to grade 8 and beyond.