German violin, possibly Saxson, after the Milan Testore school, with interior label reading "Paolo Antonio Testore figlio di Carlo GiuseppeLarga di Milano al segno dell Acquila", additional label numbered 202; housed within a black hard case. Lot additionally includes two German nickel mounted round stick bows, one stamped Bausch and the other Sivori and a 1917 dated letter stating that the violin was given as a barter for legal services. All housed in a black leather hard cover case. Violin measures: 23" L x 7 3/4" W. 19th century. Case measures: 31 1/2" L x 10" W. Circa 1800 – 1810. CONDITION: Case has wear and losses throughout. Old repairs to violin neck and pegbox. Some seam separation to lower bout. Overall general use wear. One bow warped. One bow requires re-stringing.
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