Italian Composite Violin, Turin School, labeled Joannes Baptista Guadagnini/Cremonensis fecit Taurini./alumnus Antoni Stradivari, bearing the catalog number 4312, the table later, length of back 353 mm, with case.
Certificate and Bill of Sale: J. & A. Beare Ltd., 1961.
Insurance Appraisals: Joseph Settin, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1969, (copy only); Eric J. Chapman, 1989, (copy only), and 1994.
Multiple repaired top cracks including sound post, wings, saddle, etc. Worm damage to back. Repaired back cracks to upper and lower bouts near edges. Open seams.
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