As you can see, this violin is in poor shape. There are no cracks but just a lot of surface scratches and it looks like the color has come off in some areas. I purchased this violin in an antique store in London, Ontario. There was a note left in the case, under the violin that states " was in the same family since 1847" There are no labels but someone did sign their initials inside of it towards the top block. It appears they signed it using a pencil but I am not sure. It is very difficult to get a picture of it. Total Length: 23 1/2 inch. Fingerboard: 9 3/4 inch. Any information would much be appreciated.