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Brescia 1654 Giovan Paolo Maggini Violin

I obtained this violin from my mother.   It was her father's and he acquired this violin from his girlfriend prior to his marriage to my grandmother in 1948.  My grandfather was from Pemiscot County, MO. 

The violin is marked in the body of the violin, as follows: 

"Giovan Paolo Maggini

Brescia 1654". 

The violin bears the signature scroll on the neck, double purfing, and the back measures 14 1/16th (36 cm).  The violin has a two piece back. 

I've attached pictures for review. 

Many thanks!

 

Category: 
Music and Music Instruments
Condition: 
Good
Medium: 
Woods. I'm not familiar with the woods family, so I'll have to say TBD.
Distinguishing marks: 
In the body of the violin, there's paper bearing the following: Giovan Paolo Maggini Brefcia 1654 1654
Date Period: 
1654
Size and dimensions of this item: 
L = @ 11.5" w = @ 8 1/4"
Weight: 
@ 1.0 - 1.5 lbs
History: 
See above re: grandfather.
For Sale?: 
No

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