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  1. Thanks Blank for your suggestion. I can not see any dorsal pins on this violin by the moment... and I ignore if It had a through neck in the past. Very interesting article, thanks.
  2. Hi all, I have just received successful dendro results. These results suggest that the violin was probably made in Italy at the end of 17th. century (North Italy) the earliest possible year of manufacture of the violin being c. 1663. Best matches include instruments attributed to Goffriller, Landolfi and Stradivari. I know the opinions and debate can long and probably improductive (but always interesting) but I think it was my obligation with all contributors to offer this data. I know this data are not conclusive and do not constitute evidence at all. Feel free to comment of course.
  3. Hello Delabo, I think opening the violin in case of a problem o repair work will involve taking off the top plate for sure; I´m not expert al all but I suppose the old glue joint is secure and nobody will want to break or open it, better to keep for as long as possible. I don´t really know how old is it... The violin is now a very repaired condition including a soundpost back repaired crack. Otherwise back is in good condition; top plate has been repaired too (a couple cracks) and one of the ribs has been reinforced from inside.
  4. Many thanks for your comments Jacob, and the link to Stainer topic (the violin pictures are amazing) I will try to get some interesting? pictures from inside the violin too and around the neck like if someone can see more things that brings clues about what is it. I´m really more interested on the method of construction and characteristics than on who the maker was a I know this point will be really difficult to know... And if the characteristics led me to a school, circle, country or maker, I will happy of course. I think dendro will be interesting (with all reservatios about it) in order to eliminate some possibilities (for example if it gives an c. 1800 date) since two o three people I showed the this violin inmediately thought c.1700... and Italian. But I´m cautious in general about the dendro analysis.
  5. Three13, Thanks for your comments. I'm in fact waiting for the results of dendro analysis (Hebberts recommended too). I have read about Unquhart and others early english makers. Quite interesting. There's always room for learning
  6. Yes Blank, I forgot to say scroll is not original and not crafted. I think Hebberts will not mind if I share here that his opinion was mainly towards being really careful about anything atributed to Mariani since this maker comes to mind very usually when rare old violins difficult to attribute to a well known maker appear. I think he said "It could be nothing, but old and interesting". I really like this honest realistic view. Would be great to know what Biddulph thinks.
  7. Thanks Blank, Yes I know about Hebbert's Pamphillon. Hebberts himself gave me his honest general feeling about this violin I posted. Many people thinks inmediately about Antonio Mariani and its circle so I read a lot about this family, missatributions, etc. Back length is just 347 mm.
  8. Thanks Jacob. It's a very special violin (I think) indeed. A good friend of mine told me about it and showed to me. Atribution will not be easy but sound and playability are wonderful and suit me very good. Just 347 mm back length.
  9. Yes Jacob, here you have the pictures of the violin. I was trying to get some opinions from inner pictures only (I read your topic about linings and ribs) but I suppose some pictures of the rest of the violin will help...
  10. Hi Luthier, Yes I agree and it was my main purpose to know about this particular violin from the point of view of inner construction method. This particular is a definitely decent violin and seems to be very old.
  11. Hi Evan, I think this is not the case since I can not see any evidence from outside...
  12. Hi Deans, I know there are French, English, Polish... usually early violins lacking linings.
  13. Dear friends, I have recently met an old anonimous violin with no linings on ribs when meeting back plate. I have read some interesting topics about here at Maestronet and I'm posting a couple pictures if someone wants to comment. Thanks!
  14. From the same very interesting blog Blank Face is talking about here you have some pictures showing the "S" (front view of head) typical of Dominique Peccatte work.
  15. Thanks fiddlecollector. Yes you right, the bow has a head repair with an ebony (I think) spline. As wood towards upper 1/4 of this bow gets darker it's sometimes difficult to see at first sight. I see you have very well trained eyes! Thanks for your comments too.