Made by and labeled "Mathias Heinicke, Wildstein b. Eger 1932 Bohemia".
Mathias Heinicke, born in 1871, studied at Markneukirchen and in Italy, and worked in Budapest and Berlin. In 1897, he established a shop at Wildstein. He handpicked woods aged in Bohemian churches and farmhouses for quality sourcing. He advertised his instruments as: “not built with any of the swindling and fanatical procedures often named ‘secret’.” (Universal Dictionary of Violin and Bow Makers by William Henley)
Length of Back- 358mm