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Violin, unlabeled, length of back 359 mm, with case and nickel-mounted bow stamped FRANCE.
Provenance: Acquired by Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981), financier, philanthropist, and benefactor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, as a gift for his daughter. By descent in the family.
A-peg crack. Multiple top cracks including wing, saddle, beneath tailpiece, and at upper block and shoulders. Repaired rib cracks at upper block. Some open seams.
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