mendicus

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  1. Do you have photos of it?
  2. I haven't set up them yet since I don't have time for more interesting thing to do, so I only tried one with bad bridge and very bad old steel strings.
  3. They looks nothing like Chinese violins nor they are bought and only finished boxes. If they were, they would look better. I have 6 of them as Shelbow pointed out, and they (and all others from this thread) were obviously made by same person who wasn't properly trained as luthier.
  4. here is ebay listing, sold for $5000 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Johann-Georg-Thir-Vienna-1778-Violin-amp-Certication-of-Origin-/153878274341
  5. Looking at photos of Pamphillon violin from Benjamin Hebbert page http://hebberts.com/180901 I have noticed that there looks to be channel for ribs on back.
  6. Here is recording of this violin, played by brother (piano by sister)
  7. Unfortunately "tailmetal" is missing. Violin don't have corner blocks if it is of help. Is age around 1800-1820 correct?
  8. mendicus

    Kuljk, Jan

    Yes, it is Czech book, it is quite often available on antiquarian bookshops around here, it usually cost 70-100eur.
  9. BOB and through neck.It is not stamped but reminds me Perry violins. Did he stamp all his violins? Or is is possibly some other British/Irish maker? Or again Saxony 1800-1850? It came with nice tailpiece which I think is baroque Vienese type. Is it correct? Is it original to violin or can I use it on my (possibly) Thir violin? Thanks
  10. Bass have certificate from Florian Leonhard so I wonder if he know of some other examples of Pietro
  11. I would like to see pictures regardless my viola, I just noticed existence of this maker because of it.
  12. Can't say if pins are original, varnish is for sure polished but doesn't look stripped and revarnished to me.
  13. on photo it is clearly visible 1780
  14. In 178? was Paolo Antonio dead so label probably refer to Pietro
  15. I started looking for them because I acquired viola with Gennaro Gagliano label and on rib is hand written or hand printed(letter by letter) label P A TESTORE DI MILANO 178?. To me, scroll and ffs look bit Testore-ish, but maybe it is reason why someone put there that label:). It is clearly BoB, scroll is grafted.