Labeled, "Hart & Son, makers, 28 Wardour Street W., London 1894, No 37." and, "Exact copy of the late Mr G. Hart's famous, Joseph Guarnerius No 1." Made as a copy of the c. 1741 'Hart, Kreisler'.
Read about the Voller Brothers in our Cozio Carteggio feature by John Dilworth.
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Back: in two pieces of quarter-cut maple, with irregular flame ascending slightly from the center seam towards the edges.
Top: in two pieces of spruce with grain of varying widths.
Scroll: of plainer maple.
Ribs: of similar wood to the back.
Varnish: of a golden-brown color.
Length of back: 35.5 cm
Upper bouts: 16.8 cm
Middle bouts: 11.4 cm
Lower bouts: 20.5 cm