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This violin has a swelling front and shapely back. The neck is not original, but has been grafted onto the pegbox along the lower cheeks, cutting through the first peghole. The thin purfling on the pine front is somewhat blurred, and the f-holes are noticeably asymmetrical.

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  • Maker:
    Rugeri, Francesco [Person]
  • Collection:
    Ashmolean Museum
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  • Place of production:
    Cremona (Timezone: Europe/Rome)
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  • Materials:maple
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  • Inscriptions:inscription/mark: Francesco Reggeri detto il Per / in Cremona 1696 (Printed label, the last digit added in ink)
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  • Repository:Ashmolean Museum
  • Measurements:353 mm of back length; 166 mm upper bout (back) width; 106.25 mm middle bout (back) width; 204 mm lower bout (back) width; 328.5 mm string length