Violin by Charles Darley Hume in excellent condition with the maker’s label attached and a second label The “Bertha”.
The front is of close grained spruce narrowing at the flanks. The two-piece back is of medium curl maple, the curl descending from the joint. The neck and scroll are of matching maple and the ribs are of a closer curl maple. The instrument is generously covered with an oil varnish, reddish brown in colour. Body length is 360 mm, Rib Height is 32.2mm – 29.8mm.
Also stolen was a (French) bow stamped “Lupot” and a second bow stamped “Egidus Dorfler” or just “Dorfler”. A third bow had no known markings.
Also taken was a Mamby violin and a 3/4 violin. One violin is in a well worn black Bobelock rectangular case.
If you have any information on this instrument please contact Detective Senior Constable Matt Prestage, Cobram, Victoria (03) 5871 2866, or Mathew.firstname.lastname@example.org reference no. LEDR2052917.
We are pleased to confirm that this violin and the accompanying bows have been recovered and are now back in the hands of their delighted owner.