The English authority William Henley confirms in his book something which is quite evident concerning the numberous German trade instruments labelled Johann Baptiste Schweitzer - with reference to this label he states: 'Trade name used extensively by factory merchants in Saxony and the Tyrol. Commonplace imitations of [Schweitzer]'s style.' This violin bears such a label, and is a well-made instrument with a robust responsive and focussed sound. Probably made around 1910 or a bit later, it has spent most of its existence in professional use. We also have another instrument available by the same maker and in similar condition in a 3/4 size for $1200.