jfield

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  1. jfield

    Violin Bow ID Assistance Please

    Thanks to everyone who has responded to my post! Lots of new insight and "food for thought!"
  2. jfield

    Violin Bow ID Assistance Please

    Thanks for the added info!! I appreciate it!!! That's a definite option. I'll check with the owner and then the challenge of finding one that fits the "channel." Suggestions of where one might be found would be greatly appreciated!!!
  3. jfield

    Violin Bow ID Assistance Please

    No -- I've done nothing to the bow at this time. The bow is exactly as it was when it came into the shop. I do understand this issue with the "rounded" ferrule. I wish there were a way to make it like a traditional ferrule. If you know a way, please give me a suggestion. Thank you for taking time to respond!
  4. jfield

    Violin Bow ID Assistance Please

    Thanks for the feedback! The odd frog caused me to pause. I've seen lots of German trade bows but never one quite like this one.
  5. jfield

    Violin Bow ID Assistance Please

    Martin Swan....or some others who have bow expertise.....could you give me an assist?
  6. This is a bow that is unusual in my experience and I would greatly appreciate any help on ID. Because of difficulties getting some of the photos to download, I have provided a link to a my Dropbox. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to offer. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aqp1p9s07abiikk/AAB2UFX1moaOxG-X7ptOotpFa?dl=0
  7. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    Thank you, Jacob! I apologize for the poor photos. Any suggestion of when the body of the violin might have been made?
  8. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    Felefar.....Thanks for your response! I felt that might be what lay underneath the repair.
  9. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    James....I do not have the expertise that so many on MN have. But, things I notice are: (1) the full arching both top/table & back, & the scoop at the edges, (2) the corners viewed from straight on at the C-bouts & (3) some elements of the interior work cause me to think that despite an obvious Saxon pegbox/scroll this isn't the typical violin that I've had coming into my shop over 30+ years. The interior work shows many different hands.....original linings possibly willow, but some replacement lining in some bouts of mahogany....upper corner blocks of fine grained spruce but lower corner blocks of coarse pine????....just doesn't feel like the typical "Markneukirchen/Schonbach" that typically shows up here. Age???? Late 18th century/early 19th????? Just hoping for some insight.
  10. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    Thanks! Sure wish the later repairs hadn't obscured the inscription and the brand.
  11. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    Rathcliffiddles, The scroll threw me as well. I wondered if it might be a "a replacement neck/scroll" from Markneukirchen, put in place in a repair.
  12. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    Jeff, If you touch the link, then touch "unkown violin a" below the blue "folder" it should open for you,
  13. jfield

    Violin ID Assistance Please

    I currently have a violin in the shop requiring some repairs and I am puzzled about it's origins. It's LOB is 360 mm, has high arching top and back, and multiple repairs to the top with a Brand stamp (partially obscured), and an inscription (also partially obscured.) The upper corner blocks are fine grained spruce but the lower are coarse grained -- pine???? Any thoughts and observations would be greatly appreciated regarding date, place of origin, suggestions about the brand stamp or inscription, etc. I am attaching a link to some photos. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lbpg4tdksq1j9vc/AADkeX0YYtMKoyp0oFOU0oJta?dl=0
  14. I am in Jefferson City, mo which is 2 1/2 hours away in Central Mo. I do a good deal of work for people in your area. I would be glad to take care of your bow need. PM me if you still have the need. Jerry
  15. jfield

    Small Viola by J. Gottlob Heberlein 1843

    To each of you who have responded -- a heartfelt "THANK YOU!" Your input is so very helpful in "training" me to "look" and observe. The top is back in place. I do have a challenge that perhaps someone can help me with -- Obviously at some point the viola sat in a case with red fabric lining because there are 3 areas where the ivory is stained red. Is there a way to remove the stain without damaging the ivory?