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.