French Violin, Paul Kaul, Costabelle Hyeres, 1921, bearing the maker's label, Le Schumann / Modele que j'ai cree specialement / pour LUCIEN CAPET. 15, internal brand, and signature on the internal upper back bout, length of back 360 mm, with case.
Certificates: John Gould, Boston, Massachusetts, July, 1, 1980; Paul Kaul, Le Vesinet, France, December 3, 1938.
Open center seam in back (partially reglued), visible glued saddle crack, varnish wear from saddle crack repair, varnish wear under bridge.
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