We offer this lovely vintage Gaspard Duiffe Prugguard violin made in Germany c. 1890 and known as the "Mirecourt School Brescian Model" which means that there are some French influences in the design and construction. The violin features a lovely spruce top and flamed Maple sides and back and the back features beautiful decorative wood inlay in the scene of a small village with houses, steeple and trees. The scroll is hand carved in the form of an older man with beard. This instrument is in good playing condition with just a few very small repaired top cracks that are so nicely repaired that they are close to invisible and there are minor marks and dings as would be expected of 130 years, but the violin remains extremely attractive in appearance and it is set up well with appropriate action and good playability. As an added bonus, it comes with a top quality Deluxe Copeland case.