Sanctus Seraphim / Utinensis fecit / Venetijs Ann. 17-- [printed, with faded handwritten final digits, perhaps 18]
No. of Strings:
American Society of Ancient Instruments
Stad family, Philadelphia, PA
TGM visit 8/94; PT visit 2/78
Meixell 1988, pp. 15-16
Meixell 1988, p. 23 (head); [by TGM: FB+S, head front]
Striped back (7-piece) but not ribs. Lloyd Smith (quoted in Meixell 1988): probably a composite, with English table and French back, by an Italian restorer. Tourin: looks English (outline, C’s, rose); striped back (walnut and maple); new neck (too short); pegbox has [plugged] hole for 7th peg. Repair label: “Restored by / Janos Bodar” (handwritten / printed). TGM: if English, likely 1H17C (rosette).