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Jeny Mahon

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    Formerly Reepicheep, Still on the Duwamish River
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  1. Yep it looked like that to me too, it just didn't make any sense! Now it does.
  2. I think it's a brand of some kind, it's just hard to decipher. Is that "Son" below it? Could be something-something M & Son. Sorry, not much help!
  3. Thank you! I just thought I'd post an example of a bow with the Leon Pique stamp for reference but I'm pretty sure it's not a Hoyer. I haven't seen the bow since the photos I posted were taken, but I don't recall any pins in the adjuster. Also, I didn't take the frog off when I got it; it was such a mess I wanted to just leave it be until it was in the hands of professionals It's been completely cleaned up and restored, so I will get more photos of it and post them.
  4. I found a silver mounted "Leon Pique" with a fiddle I bought last year. Here's what it looked like right out of the case, it was a grungy mess but in decent shape otherwise. The photos aren't the best, I just did some quick shots for my own archive. Since then it's been completely cleaned up, and the tinsel was salvaged. I haven't been able to visit the shop lately to see the "after" but next time I go I'll get more photos.
  5. Oh wow, I didn't see that one! Also "early 18th c." At least we got to see some of the inside. https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?csid=2199519232&cpid=3749019648
  6. All I know is it went WAY beyond what I could talk my husband into paying for an anniversary present! Sad trombone.
  7. Ah... between zero comments as to ID and the fiddle now heading towards $30K, I guess I have my answer!
  8. https://t2-auctions.com/auctions/lot/?cpid=3748921344&csid=2199519232 The condition report: Back: soundpost crack with patch, button repair, edge insert adjacent to bass side button, cracks at button, cracks extending from lower edge with patches. Ribs: cracks at corners, minor cracks at button, inserts and cracks at neck, ribs heightened. Top: soundpost crack with patch, various cracks, various edge cracks and inserts. Head: in good condition. Varnish: wear and retouch. I'm curious to know what y'all think it is? Also I wonder if dendro could illuminate the situation at all? Of course post cracks top and back makes it very difficult to sell, and/or it's not been identified; presumably this is why it's on T2. But I wouldn't mind having it around to stare at; it's a pretty fiddle. My eyes aren't the best these days but I can't see any evidence of a SP crack on the back. Either it's a very good repair or I need new glasses! Too bad they didn't include interior photos as (I assume) the top is off.
  9. Thank you! I haven't seen this before, so once again I learned something new from a random fiddle ID post.
  10. It's up to $1,981 with 40 minutes to go. I see the usual big spender is the high bidder. I'm guessing.... $3,402! I know it doesn't matter; this is just for entertainment purposes
  11. I've seen this exact fake label with that wonky "handwritten" 1858 date before. Spoiler alert: NOT A ROCCA. I could ask why, but I suppose it's self-explanatory. ....but really? NO photos of the back or scroll? $801 with 2 days to go? Just wow. Welp, y'all have fun with alllllll that Once again, I imagine we will see this one listed again. https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/130142339
  12. I think with this particular listing, somebody probably received it and realized it wasn't an MA so they returned it and it was re-listed. I've noticed that SGW usually says no returns but I think the policy is inconsistently applied depending on location. I've returned things before (I usually buy antique jewelry) and they didn't quibble a bit, I just had to pay a small "re-stocking fee" and they refunded the rest. They even sent me a return label. I imagine with items that go for a few thousand they're OK with it being returned because the person who lost out will try to snap it up as soon as it's listed again, which will drive the price up again.
  13. This happens a lot, we'll probably see it at least one more time.
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