“François ... 17[?57]” [handwritten]; “F N” in cartouche on back
No. of Strings:
Firma Walter Hamma, Stuttgart
Owner to TGM, 8/01; also earlier to Tourin
Arched back (2-piece), illegible label. Perhaps originally only 5-string. Fingerboard, tailpiece, pegs, top block new; perhaps also bottom block and linings. Pegbox has small (ca. 2 x 1 cm) window in back beneath top peg, also carved decoration on sides of back and front edges.