Lob 356 mm. Upper bout 164 mm, Middle 107 mm, Lower bout 206 mm. Back 356 mm, Total 585 mm, Fingerboard 195 mm, Neck stop 131 mm, Sides 31 mm. He was born in 1870 and died in 1952 in Modena, Italy. Pupil of Giuseppe Sgarbi from 1893. Worked for Fiorini in Munich before returning to Modena. Awarded many medals and honors in Milan, Paris, Turin, St. Louis and Geneva. Stradivari, Guarneri, and Amati models. Good workmanship. Red to golden yellow amber varnish. The label on this violin reads: Pietro Messori Modena 1892 It is one of the oldest known by this maker.