Rare Violin Stolen from Bradenton Home

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By: Associated Press
January 27, 2013

Bradenton, FL- Manatee County authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the 243-year-old violin. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports it was taken from a home in Bradenton. It was reported stolen on January 18 by its owner.

A sheriff's office report says the violin is a German Gabriel David Buchstetter instrument, with reddish-brown varnish. The bow has silver trim and eyes made of mother-of-pearl.

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