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Violin labelled Petroni, ca. 1880-1910

NMM 5583.  Front view of violin, Markneukirchen and/or Schönbach (Luby), Bohemia, ca. 1880-1910. NMM 5583.  Side view of violin, Markneukirchen and/or Schönbach (Luby), Bohemia, ca. 1880-1910. NMM 5583.  Back view of violin, Markneukirchen and/or Schönbach (Luby), Bohemia, ca. 1880-1910.

NMM 5583. Violin, Markneukirchen and/or Schönbach (Luby), Bohemia, ca. 1880-1910. Printed paper label with torn edges and deliberate abrasions: Giovanni Petroni fecit / Cremonae anno 1817. Top: two-piece, quarter-cut spruce, medium grain. Back: two-piece, quarter-cut maple with very faint, medium curl descending slightly from center joint. Varnish: medium red; heavily shaded; black ink applied over varnish; artificial antiquing comprised of wear, ink-filled, simulated cracks and dents. Gift of Mrs. Harry C. Helm, Columbia, Tennessee, 1993.

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