I recently picked up this unusual 'folk-style' violin from my Welsh Guru, Mr.Emlyn Evans, and have been playing it out of interest.

It has a distinct pure sound and looks beautiful - from the mother of pearl back button, to this character atop the scroll!  He reminds me of the Goddess Hera in the 1963 film version of Jason and the Argonauts.

I often wonder with instruments - who made this?  Who was the previous owner?

When was it born?  Where has he lived?