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  1. I think Three 13 is most likely right. The part that has been cut down is this: A Stradivari portrait medallion appeared to the public in the early 1920-ties. In the USA the news was published in The Colusa Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Number 52, 4 October 1923. The poster with the medallion was printed in Milan, probably a little earlier, and the exclusive reproduction rights in the USA were granted (probably in 9 October 1923) to E.J & J Virzi, 503 Fifth Ave. & 42nd St. New York City.
  2. Quite "chalk and cheese". According to description it's much longer that OP viola: Dimensions: length of back 35.8cm, stop 130/196cm No way the UK get used to the metric system
  3. Šefl, Libor , violin maker, born 12. 6. 1932, Cheb. He was trained in Cremona*, Poland, under the leadership of violin-makers Josef Pötzl and Josef Vávra . After his apprenticeship he worked in Cremona* and at the same time he was also engaged in independent production of tools. He worked for a year in the workshop of Alfred Neudörfer , a specialist in the construction of cello. Since 1969 he works independently in his own workshop. He initially produced mostly violins, and later began to specialize in the construction of cello. He has successfully participated in a number of international violin competitions. *Following the 1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état, Czechoslovakia fell under communist rule and the remaining violin making industry in Luby, supported by the Violin Making School, was nationalized under the name Cremona. In 2005, the Violin Making School moved to Cheb. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Luby School was well-represented by master luthiers Emil Lupač, Karel Zadražil, Josef Budil, Miroslav Pikart, Libor Šefl, and Jan Pötzl, all of whom had worked for the Cremona factory in Luby.
  4. Thank you for the compliment but that wasn't a big deal. Identifying who create a house is a lot easier than who made a violin. There are a lot less fakes.
  5. Yes, this house is on the left on the photo. The front of the house is well visible on the other postcard in my last post - the one in the middle. As far that could be seen, none of the shops in the ground floor isn't violin shop. But, considering that the postcard is made at the end of the 19th C. it could be that earlier there was one. Not only Prague look like Vienna. If you ever visit Zagreb, you will see why we locals like to call our town "Little Vienna".
  6. Well, I tried harder and - BINGO Here is a link: http://www.starapraha.cz/pohlednice-praha-jecna-zitna.php See No. 432 and 434 (for text you can use translate button) Another link: http://www.old-prague.com/postcards-prague-boundary-between-old-and-new-town.php See No. 316 edited: 2:35 pm
  7. https://www.pamatkovykatalog.cz/cinzovni-dum-15463522 On this link you can also see the source: PAMÁTKOVÁ OCHRANA (this is indeed Institute for the Protection of Monuments) https://prazdnedomy.cz/domy/objekty/detail/80-mottluv-dum
  8. Unfortunately not. I found that data on Google (the word is about a very well known historical building in Prague) and there is nothing about the former house. In Zagreb, where I live, if I need information about some historical building, I search the city's historical archives. It is certainly possible in Prague as well. Also, we have a City Institute for the Protection of Monuments of Culture and Nature and I'm sure there is similar institution in Prague. If you have some friends or clients there, maybe you can ask them to do this research for you.
  9. No, not a time traveler, particularly not a vampire, I don't suck blood. It wasn't big deal to figure that out. Just had to apply the famous method of blockology - in this case not about violin blocks, but about urban (city) blocks. (Didn't find the record for the house located on this address before 1905, sorry)
  10. It is the Neo-Baroque apartment building with Art Nouveau elements designed by the architect Karel Mottl and built in 1905-06.
  11. I'm sure that many of you have heard for Las Hermanas Mariposas. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabal_sisters) For the record: On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in honor of the sisters. It marks the beginning of a 16-day period of Activism against Gender Violence.[4] The last day of that period, 10 December, is International Human Rights Day. Today is 25 November. The right time to end this discussion that is leading nowhere and for some participants to rethink what they have written.
  12. You'd better think twice...
  13. Caterina did, I presume. If not, and she mixed his husband with Antonio, that could explain the expression on Francesca's face...