zhiyi_zhang617

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  1. I thought the experts will chime in soon. To my untrained eyes, the fake scroll graft and the purfling extremely close to the edge are the dead giveaway.
  2. Any telltale suggesting the wood is Chinese? It might not be surprising if a low grade student French.
  3. You are probably right. However, I would be interested in knowing whether a fake or a copy is definitely inferior to the original or the authentic; in this case, between the OP and the one sold by Bonhams: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17825/lot/64/
  4. It is pity for that minimal price to sell a violin with quality just one grade below a Juzek
  5. I thought the button looks nicer, and somewhat French. Well, I do not know anything.
  6. I am no expert at all. However, it does look Chinese to me, and a well-made one.
  7. Yes, it is quite handsome; thank you for sharing.
  8. While should not be generalized and my knowledge is very limited, I have not seen a Juzek MA has the location pin in the back. Does this one has pin near the ebony button crown in the back?
  9. I have a 1920s Juzek MA (Strad model). Among all I have (>10), I have been playing that Juzek MA way more frequently than any others. Indeed, I am playing it now.
  10. This one appears to be consistent with a 1920s Juzek MA Gagliano model, which is often seen in auctions. Based on my limited experience, while are probably Schoenbachs/Markies, these old Juzek MAs do often have the characteristic mature, round, and pleasant tone, or "old-time" violin sound. I would think such a tonal quality separates them apart from the "typical" Schoenbachs/Markies, believed the main reason for the sought-after status in the States. Since likely made by several shops in the area, those Juzek MAs have variations in appearance as discussed extensively in MN. However, the tone of the OP would define its caliber, even if a genuine Juzek MA.
  11. I have no idea of the OP instrument, but am just curious for, in my untrained eyes, some similarities in appearance of what I have. Probably, the experts at MN would be easily tell them apart and educate me for the differences between them.
  12. I know virtually nothing about violin, especially when come down to recognize Italian instruments (that I do wish to learn). However, while the OP might be interesting, the small and curvy f-hole and wings and the small and shallow button give me some pulses.
  13. Appreciated to anyone who has shared his/her opinion. However, I wonder that whether someone would redirect the discussion to my questions above. Basically, what accurately are these fiddles. I know there will not be a definite answer to this, but how would they likely be?
  14. Thank you. But I would think that most of us on MN, including the novices like me probably know that none of them are Gagliano or Ruggeri. I guess my question is what they REALLY are. IOW, is the Gagliano labeled Lot 144 is a (nicer) German turn of the century copy? is Lot 185 a French or not? or Lot 141 is a hopeless rubbish or possibly a gem? etc.
  15. Hi there, Now auction has ended. Anyone would offer some insights on these fiddles?