AN OLD ORNAMENTED FRENCH VIOLIN, BY SALZARD FAMILY
A late 19th century French violin by Salzard Family, stamped “SALZARD PARIS” inside the violin, and on the bottom. This violin was made in around 1880 by the member of the Salzard family of makers who were working in Mirecourt, France from the last quarter of the 18th century. The back of violin was made from a medium, even flamed maple which grain slightly descending from the left. The violin was made in Stradivarius model, and the edges from the table and the back are ornamented with the mother and pearl and ebony purfling, and violin is varnished in rich French-reddish color.