Seller: onsanik (86) 100%, Location: Hildesheim, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 324077741565 [zipedit] very old full size italian violin labeled Petrus Joannes Mantegatia fecit Mediolani in Via S. Margarita 17?? Hello, dear friends. I’m very proud to offer you today a great full-size violin of a great importance. This violin is looking for an amazing performer and this is where I would like to start. At the moment the violin is perfectly ready to play and this is something rare on eBay, since professional restoration and preparation is extremely costly and only the cost for repairs would exceed a highest offer you could get on eBay in a regular case. This magical violin has an exceptional tone of a great deepness and fine as a finest violin in the world. In case you would like to get a short recording - leave your number for whatsapp/wechat/imessage/viber/etc. For someone who would like to play loud music and solo purposes like Paganini music this is not the right instrument. This instrument needs a sophisticated player, who appreciate richness in the sound and has really something to say in her music and not just production of in best case clear and sweet tones. The sound is perfectly balanced, sweet and full of dark sizzle in the tone. So, the violin is perfectly ready to play looking for some great hands. The condition of the violin is extremely good. The violin was professionally restored and the spirit of the 18th century is carefully preserved and present in this magical violin. I would describe this violin as 100% ready to play and in case you can’t pass by and check it out assume, that there are no hidden costs involved except new strings. Hopefully you could handle to change the strings on your own - should that be a problem for you. We would work on new selection of strings for you for free and ship you the violin in the state you could perform on it the same day it would arrive. Please, don’t hesitate to share with us your personal preferences. Collectors could be proud to have this masterpiece in their museum.The violin is approx. 300 years old and the label states: Petrus Joannes Mantegatia fecit Mediolani in Via S. Margarita 17?? The full length of the violin is 592mm. Body is 356mm. The wood used in this violin is very beautiful and of a very good quality. The varnish is original and very rich in color. The purfling and clear and fine. Of course the violin is fully blocked and lined. In order to improve the esthetical side of the violin you might be willing to remake/re-glue all the cracks. It's up to you. The violin is coming with a certificate from a german company. The market value of the violin is approx. 20000-40000 $.John Dilworth took a look of the violin and confirmed it's F.CORDANO made in Genoa around 1760. For 1000 pounds he could write his certificate. Don’t hesitate to contact me for any questions. Wish you lot of pleasure with this treasure! Don't hesitate to contact me for any questions. But before doing that, please take a look of numerous photos bellow. Bank transfer is mostly welcomed.