DESCRIPTION: Violin labeled "J.F. Ruggeri / Brescia Anno 1677." Likely early 18th century. Maple back and sides with spruce top. Deep orange-red varnish over gold ground. In leather hard case with canvas over case. With appraisal from Phillip J. Kass. MEASUREMENTS: 24" long. CONDITION: Violin was polished and bridge and chin rest were replaced in 2011. Case with wear.