Bears the label:
fecit Chicago, Il 1899
We are delighted to offer this fine American violin by the Norwegian-born Arnt Eklid. Mr. Eklid’s work shows the hand of a confident, talented craftsman with an unfettered approach to violin making. The top and back plates are slightly wide and superbly arched endowing the instrument with a broad, deep sound rich in color and character. The elegantly carved scroll and tastefully applied red-brown varnish are among the other striking attributes of this violin.