Report Holmdale ("Art Nouveau") Violin pictures in The Pegbox Posted January 2 There seems to be two separate questions/topics going on here- one regarding the varnish, and another regarding whether or not Holmdale was even the maker. A couple posts, including mine, suggested he may not have been the maker, unless someone could point to other instruments he had made. Then Michael posted the above, and no one has even mentioned this apparent "other" violin with his actual label. Can we see more of this instrument for comparison? Does it have similarities to the OP's violin? I think this could go a long way toward answering whether or not Holmdale was the maker.