19th century Violin with chin rest stamped CHARLES F. ALBERT PATENTED MAY 5, 1891; mother of pearl floral inlaid tailpiece and line inlay to perimeter of violin. Unlabeled. Includes case. 24" L. Note: The Albert family began making violins in Philadelphia circa 1848. Both Charles Francis Albert Sr. and his son went into the family business; Charles F. Albert Jr. was known more as a retailer of violins than maker and died in 1916. CONDITION: Lacking bridge and strings; missing top section of neck. General light wear and fading. Case likely not original to instrument.
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