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  1. Yes, the Milan connection! Yes, Ratcliff tried without luck. My doubts comes from this kind of purfling and the back varnish. It is that kind of violins that in pictures doesn't show all its possibilities...
  2. Yes, Both are mine, and I showed here not too long ago: https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/342332-violin-id-help/page/2/&tab=comments#comment-841060 The question is that I showed the violin to a luthier that seeing the purfling scratched of the back told me that this kind is what he has seen in a Testore. Not to mention that this luthier is nothing near an expert in this field, but makes my doubts emerged again.
  3. https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/254406-drawn-on-purfling/&do=findComment&comment=254840 Here is suggested that Testore used a 2 blade tool. Someone has the Article of the 2004 June Strad? From Roger Hargrave: Thrills without frills Roger Hargrave examines a robust violin by Carlo Giuseppe Testore, built around 1703 for a life on the road. "Probably the most striking feature of the back is the imitation purfling. Although clearly a costcutting exercise, it is finished with style and adequately complements the genuine purfling of the belly. Some of the school
  4. so sorry. Not my intention to disturb you.so sorry.
  5. And do you think the second example could be something like Milanese way of faux purfling?
  6. Then the scratched technic is not an Italian feature only? Do you think the second example could be Italian inked purfling method?
  7. I have hear about the italian (testore, Grancino, etc.) inked purfling methods, but didn't see pictures of those types. I have this pictures of 2 differents violins and want to know your opinion. the 1st one is a salzkammergut violin, I know, and is inked over the wood like the French/Mirecourt and sometimes English way. is the 2nd one the kind of method used in italy? the purfling channels made with a knife and filled with varnish-based paste.? Is this method only used on Italian violins?
  8. I have this violin and need to know your opinion. It is Bob without linnings and corner blocks. It has a through neck. The varnish is more yellow than in the pictures. The scroll has the pegbox walls increasing to the scroll. The ribs has marks of a thooted plane. The purfling is inked. the bassbar seems to be replaced. And the scroll fluting don´t go till the end. It has all the characteristics to be a cheapish Vogtland or Klingenthal violin (even Salzkammergut) but it has too a look o be an early violin from this area. At least I let here the picutres to represent a Bob violin
  9. As Blankface told me, this is a feature that could be found in Klotz and Hornesteiner scrolls. That is because the scroll looks older and more interesting. Mathias Hornsteiner Ägidius Kloz http://www.geigenbaumuseum-mittenwald.de/index.php?id=105&L=2
  10. When I see the varnish in the back I find it hard to think that it is "only" Marki / Schönbach. This kind of construction and model could point too to French or something else?
  11. Then a Schönbach / Markneukirchen is the consensus? whit a better scroll, maybe Mittenwald or English?
  12. If it could help to identify. The LOB is 358 mm. Upper bout 167 mm. Center bout 116 mm. Lower bout 208 mm.
  13. Hello everybody. I need your opinions and help to id this one. The construction looks like BOB, The varnish in the top are altered (striped or melted). In the back and ribs looks original and good looking. It has little holes filled with black wood in the both C-bout ribs and in the pin hole. Thank you.
  14. jandepora


    Apologies for any inconvenience. At the moment I can, I will post again the pictures. I have delete in the past only when the instrument is not more mine.
  15. jandepora


    The violin is now being studied for research and I prefer to keep the images private until the article is published. Apologies for any inconvenience