This violin was the subject of a controversy in the 1950s due to the fact that it had a printed label. The dispute revolved around whether Stainer ever used printed labels. At the time, most experts believed that the printed label was authentic, but Senn and Roy's subsequent work have cast considerable doubt upon the authenticity of printed Stainer labels.
The Stainer Labels, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1955
Reported stoled on August 1, 1982.
The Jacques Francais Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Washington, D.C.