French Violin, Joseph Hel, Lille, 1891, labeled Joseph HEL/Luthier à LILLE 1891., stamped internally Exposition Universelle Paris 1888/MEDAILLE D'OR., inscribed internally Fait par J. Hel, luthier du/conservatoire de musique de Lille/1891 No. 268/J. Hel/14 rue Nationale, branded externally at lower ribs J.HEL, length of back 357 mm, with case. Estimate $15,000-20,000
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