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  1. In my untrained eyes, it is more a generic factory Schonbach than anything else, thought it could sing beautifully. I have a Strad copy Juzek Master Art (MA) posted in MN previously that has some of the taletell features of the MA. I really like MAs because of the consistent good tonal quality.
  2. Thank you, Martin; I have quite a few bows, and this one, I thought was good, for more than a decade. I am an amateur hobbyist, only collecting, but not selling (at least so far have not yet tried to sell any in my collections (violin or bow)). I have learnt a lot from you from time to time; thank you again.
  3. Dear MN experts, I like the bow, smooth and supple, with a weight of approximately 61 g. It is stamped (Mcel fetique a paris). Thank you.
  4. Thank you, Mike. Got the point. I acquired this bow from Tarisio T2 auction a few years ago, probably when T2 auction was just initiated. If I remember correctly, it was listed as a "silver-mounted". In fact, because of such description, I bid and bought it. It is a reasonable player, very balanced with no apparent weakness, but certainly not my best.
  5. No one is interested in commenting Believe it has Germany, very faintly stamped in the underside of the stick behind the frog.
  6. Dear Experts at MN, Attached in the photos is an octagonal violin bows stamped Leon Pique upside down; any comments on the provenance of this bow? My question, more specifically, is referred to how to differentiate between a generic German and an Otto Hoyer labeled as Leon Pique. Thank you very much.
  7. Thank you, Black face; you are always insightful and informative! I believe it is Saxon now, and I will keep it for my daily practice. (Now I probably have too many violins as well too many bows.)
  8. Thank you, Blank face; your comments are always insightful and educational. A few aspects led me to think it could be potentially interesting, the metal head plate, with two dots on the plate underneath horsehair (Picture No. 11), and very wide head (and thus plate), much wide than a typical MK bow, as I have a few of those (e.g., George Hoyer, Leon Pique, etc.). Was the metal, possibly silver, head plate common for Saxon bows? The bow is on the heavy side, 63.5 g, but felt light, and rather supple and elastic.
  9. Please see the additional photos
  10. I have a few "player" bows, and one of such is posted here. It does not have a stamp, except for a few marks (i.e. Roman numbers). I believe it is silver-mounted throughout including the head plate. Based on what I learnt from the experts at MN, I would think it appears to be a workshop bow, and possibly English, certainly, wishfully from Hill workshop. Nonetheless, it is truly a player, yields very smooth and supple tone, especially on bright instruments. Now, it is the time for me to hear the insights from the experts. Thank you!
  11. "Under the supervision of Liang Zhi Ling" with the seal of his name in red on the right. I did not see a number for the violin, other than 2014, presumably the year it was made.
  12. I saw the slight separations of ribs at both joints of the C-bout. Is that the indicator of inside mould?
  13. I doubt that OP would expect it as a Vuillaume either. If it were a Vuillaume then the one shown in the photos is a Pistucci!