The top is made of two pieces of spruce, and shows regular and narrow grain lines. The back is made of two parts of flamed maple, the curl descending from the center joint. The ribs, neck and head are of the same wood, and original.
The double purfling work in the Maggini is nicely made, as well as the Maggini f holes and head. The elegant varnish is of an orange-brown color on a golden ground, and is also entirely original. The violin is proposed for revision and set-up. There are a few worm holes in the back, neck and head. The upper nut is missing.
I cannot see any crack. The violin is guaranteed 100% authentic. On the inside back can be found the original JTL labels : "Copie de Giovan Paolo Maggini Brescia 1725", along with the Virtuose stamp (a bird singing on a violin and a lyra). At the opposite near the soundpost can be also found another JTL label.The instrument comes with an old case. The item "OLD ANTIQUE FRENCH JTL VIOLIN MADE AFTER MAGGINI CA 1900 FOR REVISION / SET-UP" is in sale since Tuesday, November 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\String\Orchestral\Violins".
The seller is "ames-anciennes" and is located in Toulouse. This item can be shipped worldwide.