Cope made in Germany about 1840 with case. The violin is one-piece, light-flamed maple, with matching sides and scroll. The top is of two-piece. medium -grained spruce. The violin is in excellent condition with certificate of appraisal.
Violin Bearing Label:
Joh. Bapt. Schwitzer
Facit at Farman Hironym.
Amati Pestini 1813
It's one of the best copies of Amati
Top: Spruce, medium to wide grain
Back: Maple, 1 piece, wide-flamed
Varnish: Orange-Yellow Oil
Body Length: 35.2cm
Has appraisal for $5,000 - Will be sold for $4000
Around 80 years old. Made in Mirecourt, France. In great, playable condition.
Top: Spruce, medium grain
Back: Maple, two piece with faint flame
Scroll: Matching back and sides
Trim: Ebony, fingerboard, tailpiece and pegs
Varnish: Deep red spirit-varnish