Francois Perrain was a French maker who working the style of Mirecourt between 1780 and 1800. He is renowned for his choice of excellent tonewoods and the impressive tone of his instruments.
This violin has a two piece back of maple of a faint medium-fine curl running horizontally across the back from the joint. The ribs, pegbox and scroll are of a plain wood.
The instrument has a two piece front of pine of a medium grain.
The varnish is a rich red-orange colour on a yellow ground.
Labelled on the inner back.
- Length of back 366mm
- Width upper bout 170.5mm
- Width centre bout 116mm
- Width lower bout 211mm
Please note that the condition report lists all repairs that have been historically undertaken. The instrument is, however, offered in a fully restored condition and has been fully and professionally setup in our workshops. Any repairs have either been conducted by ourselves or fully inspected and the quality of the repair verified by our workshop. No further repairs are required. Details listed in this condition report are for information purposes only.
Front: two cracks bass f-hole upper hole running up to top edge, wing crack lower hole running up to edge, three cracks running down from lower hole. Treble f-hole crack running down from lower hole towards lower ege, wing crack running up from lower hole. Soundpost crack.
All cracks well rerpaired, studded or patched.
A written valuation for insurance purposes for insurance purposes of £7,150 is included with this instrument