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  1. Eraldo Cocchioni - Worked in Perugia and Rome. b.1915 - worked till c.1982 - Valued at 175 Pounds in 1969 (you do the math...) Listed in Henley 7.
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    There is an Antonio Pazarini (listed in Henley)- worked c.1720-1740 in Genoa. From the note in my database: Good maker - Worked with Bernardus Calcagni - large Brescian pattern - known only from a 1982 auction sale ($6230). Label Text: Antonius Pazarinius et Calcanius Genaue 17--
  3. I don't find anything for Ford S. Jr. The closest I see is Fred G. Sears, Jr. He worked in Amherst, MA, in the 50's and 60's... Is the name clearly 'Ford' ?
  4. It's been my experience that a 'trade violin' was one made by an unknown maker - for the (violin) trade. They usually ended up either with someone else's label, or were sold by a retailer under a 'trade name'. Some older makers worked both as luthiers under their own label, and they made less quality instruments to be 'sold to the trade'. It was a means of making a living.
  5. I'm pretty sure he would be a composite. One of those rare violins that shows up at auction with great fanfare, but begins to generate questions. It plays great, but the back doesn't match the front.
  6. I don't find any recent auction activity... Wenberg offers this description: "Pettibone; New Castle, PA. Amateur violin maker. Worked there in the early 1900's. Various models. Pre-carved necks. Domestic maple. Handwritten label. Made more than 85 violins."
  7. There were 5 Matthias Neuners. The date on yours would indicate #5...son of #4. Auction prices from $500-$700 Don't sell the farm.
  8. Thanks for bringing this up here. Forum protocol prevents me from advertising here, but I welcome any questions or comments made by others.
  9. Carl Grimm(2) - Maker in Sarr - worked c.1841-1870. Bows stamped GRIMM may have been made by Heinrich Knopf(1) who worked 1860-1875 (good bow maker)
  10. Nothing on bows, but one of his fiddles auctioned for $915 in 1989...
  11. Matt! Thanks for that very good information. I didn't even think to search for a place with that name. I stand corrected.
  12. I find nothing in the literature for a "Pedro Leoni" or a "Pay Sandu" I'd guess this is an amateur maker who, rightfully did not become a professional. ...or it's just a total fake,bearing an Italian sounding name.
  13. I don't think eBay feedback can be 'faked', but I could get 500 positive feedbacks selling cell phone ringtones, then switch to selling violins. The feedback does not reflect category of items sold.
  14. If you could have only violin makers on the menu, what could you serve? Here's a list of food and drink to start your meal: (All are names of documented Violin Makers.) Bacon Beer Bourbon Burger Cacciatori Candi Capellinni Carbonari Ceci Champagne Coffee Collard Crab Curry Fish Fowle Franks Fryer Gelato Ham Hash Herring Knisch Lamb Martini Morel Pasta Pate Parmeggiani (and Romano) Primavera Rye
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