Circa 1890 3/4 Student Violin
A circa 1890 three-quarter size student-made violin, likely from the Mittenwald or Markneukirchen factories in Germany. This size of violin is one size smaller than the standard full-size. The original tailpiece, sound post, and pegs are still intact. Included with the case are two bridges by Vuillaume and Panpi, two producers of bridges and violins around the time this instrument was manufactured. A secondary sound post is included and is tied with string, an antique sound post setter. Remnants of a string packaging relic reads ‘The Black Pearl Violin String Siberian Gut Warranted Correct and Durable.’ The black coffin case features a green felt interior with slight padding between bouts and under the scroll, and includes two bow spinners. Case does not secure closed.
- fair, instrument is in good condition for its age, structural integrity is intact. Requires new bridge, new strings, chin rest, new nut, and cleaning. Further assessment by a luthier is recommended. Case is in poor condition, with no latch; wear and wood separation throughout.