Stolen $110,000 violin discovered near trash can — Analysis

For five months, the exclusive instrument from late 19th century was missing.

A stolen antique violin, which is estimated to be worth €100,000 (almost $110,000), had been missing for months only to be found in the most unexpected of places, the Le Parisien paper reported on Thursday.

Italian maestro Enrico Tedde, who plays in the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, was crushed after his violin was snatched from him on a train last November.

“He really talked to her,” said Jean-Louis Gavatorta, the orchestra’s administrator, describing the Italian’s relationship with his violin.

Tedde’s instrument was a special one, dating from the late 19th century. Giulio Delgani was the Venetian craftman who bought Tedde’s instrument 15 years back. He was sure that his violin would be lost for good after the accident on the train.

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The paper reports that his instrument was found near a garbage can in Paris’ 18th district, at the center of Paris in early March. It’s currently unknown how the expensive instrument ended up there.

Tedde was the owner of the violin and it was returned to Tedde. It was in perfect condition, which is even more incredible. “It’s her! And it’s the same,”After the reunion, the maestro apparently exclaimed.

Gavatorta claimed that Tedde is basically “came back to life”He was elated to have his beloved instrument returned.

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