French Mirecourt Maggini model violin


During the inter-war period, the small town of Mirecourt (320km south-east of Paris) was one of the most productive centres of violin-making in the world.  This violin was made there for the trade, probably at or for the JTL firm during this period.  Hand-crafted, it is a workshop instrument, of good quality in good condition.  It was probably exported to the UK, and then via a colonial distributor at the time, to Australia.  The violin was acquired from a good friend who trades in second-hand furniture and period house fittings.  In good condition, it is set up by Yuri Djachenko and David Patterson with Larsen strings.

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