357 Marquis de l'air
Early to mid 20th century French violin labelled Le Marquis de l'air d'oiseaux Anno xxxx, and stamped Marquis de L'air on the back, below the button. This was a mark used by several of the Mirecourt workshops, and the quality can vary considerably. This one is very well made, with characteristic red-brown varnish and clean workmanship. The sound is pleasing - very smooth, warm and sweet.
Condition: Hardly a mark on it - almost as new.
Set-up: New rosewood pegs and boxwood chin rest. New soundpost and Aubert bridge. New Helicore strings and Wittner tailpiece.
Price, including a new case and bow: SOLD