1900s Unmarked (German?) 4/4 Violin

This has a '70s-looking label inside that reads, "Saint Louis Violin Shop, Fair Haven, VT." It's clearly not made by that shop, though, as the instrument itself seems to be an 1890s or early 1900s import violin and probably German in origin. It has a sweet, clean tone with decent volume and plays quick and easy. I'd done some setup and adjustment work to this in the past so when my friend Tom brought it in for sale (this time around) all I had to do was tune it up and hang it on the wall.

Aside from looking, sounding, and playing nice, it has the advantage of a 1-piece flamed maple back and a whole ton of lived-in charm. There's one repaired smallish hairline crack on the top near the tailpiece but otherwise any other wear and tear is just in the looks department rather than structural.

Repairs included: soundpost set, seam repairs, bridge fit, setup, etc. -- all in the past.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple

Bridge: maple

Fingerboard: ebonized rosewood

Neck wood: maple

String height: fiddle/fast
Strings: Pearse Mezzos (like Dominants) I believe

Neck shape: medium/deeper C (wedged board)

Neck relief: hair of scoop

Scale length: 12 1/4" (short)

Nut width: 7/8"

Body length: 13 3/4"

Body width: 7 3/4"

Body depth: 1 3/8" + arching

Weight: 0 lbs 15 oz

Condition notes: there are a couple repaired hairline top cracks and there's general wear and tear throughout but overall it's in good order. The one-piece back is nice. There's an old heel repair, though, where the heel pulled part of the back out with it. All is stable, there, but it's not beautiful. The finish is sort-of a murkier deep brown. There's also finish blem here and there throughout -- all old. The most curious bit about the instrument is that it's a 4/4 size instrument with a shorter 12 1/4" (vs 12 7/8" to 13" standard scale) scale length.