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Violin 14" one piece back, ebony fingerboard, tailpiece and pegs, two labels inside, both handwritten: 'W E Hill & Sons, New Bond Street W 1805' ' Repaired by M Hardy, Edinburgh 1895', in coffin case
No visible evidence of any cracks of repaired cracks to back of instrument. The front has some scratches to the wood which is under the varnish. Also, has some scratching caused by a tailpiece string adjuster. Front looks to have a crack from lower purfling up about 50mm. Neck appears like it has been re-glued at it's socket. Provenance: from a private vendor.