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  1. Phones actually have a photo editor and should be able to load up on Maestronet, also without sunlight (except it's an advanced photovoltaik battery).
  2. I stopped asking for more details, informations about inside work etc. because it's more the rule than the exception that these won't be answered from one time posters. The last supposed Mittenwald OP I asked about two weeks ago now, without response, so I don't care much if the photos are taken from from Ebay or another auction, shop or whatever. The thoughts I posted more for myself and those being interested. But if the OP might have it at hand we should know if it has Mittenwald features like inserted C bout linings, one piece bottom rib and a scroll fluted to the bitter end before telling anything for sure.
  3. I thought Johannes Fürst was a 20th century maker, but this violin looks much older. So it could be a repair label. Old Mittenwalds are featuring occasionally similar decorations, at the scroll often, too.
  4. It's a very cheapish German trade bow made of Abeille wood. Probably somebody thought "If I've got such a fake stamp, better to use it twice, so you will get more for the money". Otherwise the Jason Tubbs name was used by some rather fine working shops like Meisel often, too.
  5. Point for Phillipp. It seems that the Juzek firm ordered more than one of these odd "copies of stripped Dozen".
  6. Thanks for the photos! As I assumed the "Bausch" looks relative rough and simple , but from pernambuco. The silver mounted seems not to be Chinese. There's a strange line in the head, which might be or might be not a crack, but could be the reason that the stick was overcoated with an intransparent varnish? At least it would need a new head plate and it seems that someone had re-inserted the pins of the slide in an inappropriate rough way.
  7. A maker of Markneukirchen descent once explained to me that many of the instruments and bows from there had such a boring look because their makers thought that tool marks were something bad and extincted them.
  8. Maybe it helps to calm down a bit to add that I‘m also wondering if the violin could be a relative modern Chinese product, especially when I’m looking at the maple wood. The silver mounted bow has a wood which reminds of this origin, too.
  9. Thanks for the clearer photos! Of course it would be good to see the heads, too. The first looks like a silver mounted Markneukirchen frog and adjuster from the first half of the 20th century, maybe even later, with an unspecific wood. The brand from the second looks to me more like a wonky imitation and the thumb projection of the nickel mounted frog is possibly mutilated, the last seems to be a more cheap Abeille(Brazil) wood bow. That's all what's to tell actually.
  10. Didn't want it to say so directly. It could be Phillip's. Of course the label looks a bit dodgy and the body looks more like from the late 19th than 1920. Big questionmark if the scroll belongs.
  11. Could you give close and straight flush photos of the bow heads, and also more focused of the frogs and adjusters? The lowest looks silver mounted, but that’s actually all I can see by the photos.
  12. They probably copied a Dutzendarbeit bearing a fake Gagliano label and with stripped varnish. Convincingly.
  13. I‘m pretty sure that the estimate had one zero less without the label.
  14. According to Zoebisch the "Stammhaus" (meaning the firm or shop) was founded in 1902. I guess that they had the one or another way to sign their products, no matter if in the US there was a trademark applied or whatever were their activities over there. I found it very difficult to leave a comment here, because the main topic seemed to be that a 1913 made EHR "by himself" (what's hardly possible to prove ever) is claimed to be something very special in comparison to other good instruments by the firm, or other well made Markneukirchen instruments. What I'm seeing is a rather nice violin, but I don't get all the sophistications about it, nor why it should be so important if it was made in 1913 or 1924, beside all the clever marketing which was described ad nauseam. If someone is willing to pay a good figure for it I would take it also happily.
  15. Two considerations: The bright wood of the upper block indicates that it is a later addition (as to be expected at an original through neck construction), so it won't tell you anything about the violin itself. It could be just a "recycled" end block with a filled endpin hole. Otherwise the cornerblocks and linings are looking like what I would expect from a first half of/mid 19th century Markneukirchen region.
  16. In my eyes the question for an exact date and place is similar to ask “for the Emperor’s beard” as we are saying. It’s obviously from the Markneukirchen/Schönbach region and can be dated only either in the throughneck/carved bar period or into the other „later“. I‘ve seen such violins with dealer labels from a broad time period, also with postwar GDR or Czech labels. The both last I suspected to be made from leftover Dutzend in the white, which existed (and still exist) many. The varnish surface surely depends of how it was treated, polished, sanded etc., so that it can be treacherous to rely too much on it‘s appearance.
  17. Hearing this, I'm usually saying: Don't walk away, better run.
  18. Common workmanship was a sort of euphemism for "simple, basic, cheap and nasty", and the scroll fits into this range IMO, too. Such plain pegbox rears with a double arch at the upper end are almost always found at "Billigware" with inked purfling. The two possibilities now are that the cello was made in "modern times" as it looks now as a sort of copy with fancy decorations from the start, or that all the purfling, the decorations at body and pegbox and the actual varnish was added later to an existing instrument; also like Jacob is suggesting at a point more in the 20th century than the 19th. From the photos it's difficult to tell.
  19. The (usual) questions would be: Are the ribs let into channels/grooves at the back, is the belly one piece, how deep is the front scroll fluting? The first two aren't necessary for, but could point to an English origin.
  20. Yes, you've got it. Are the decorations inlaid, painted or applied otherwise? It's possible that they were there from the beginning, but comparing their refinement with the rather common workmanship of the instrument I would guess they were added later.
  21. These differences are just variations of the same pattern. Especially the double arched rear is a feature which is known (to me) from old Saxon, Bohemian and Salzkammergut only. Salzkammergut could be a possibility, but I would expect the purfling to be inked, what it isn't.
  22. For me a Vogtland scroll par excellence, similar to what Karoline Meinel classified as "Grundtyp 1" for the Hoyer family. Compare: https://www.ries-geigenbau.de/hist_v1.html#
  23. Maybe around 1800? The crackled varnish seems to be a later overcoating. You could cut out the symbol of the photo and do a Google picture search.
  24. Looks like old Saxon or Bohemian to me, with later decorations. Are these free mason symbols?
  25. I told you exactly what we need to know to decide this.
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