Fine Italian Violin, Joannes Franciscus Pressenda, Turin, c. 1835, bearing a partially legible label ...ES FRANCISCUS PRESSENDA Q RAPHEL TAURINI ANNO DOMINI 1835, length of back 357 mm, with case.
Certificates: William Moennig & Son, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 30, 1971; L.P. Balmforth & Son, Leeds, England, August 5, 1964.
repaired saddle crack on right side, repaired tiny wing fracture on right f hole, repaired face crack extending from top of upper bout, rebushed pegs, neck graft, varnish crackle, protective covering on rib at upper bout, slight C-bout wear, very old sound post patch on top.
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