On a visit to a friend's place last week, I found this very old and beautiful violin in the attic. Apparently it belonged to his wife's grandmother or something. It was feather-light and in extremely bad shape with cracks on the wood and stuff (thankfully the sound post was intact). I bought it from him for around $20 and took it to a nearby luthier who pronounced it French (though I do have my doubts on how someone could be so sure just by looking at an instrument). Anyway, it should be back with a new fingerboard, tail-piece and everything in about a month I think.
Now the label on it is a mystery to me - I have not been able to figure it out (it's handwritten) and would really appreciate some help.
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