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  1. I still do not have a clue to differentiate a 18th century from Mittenwald or Fussen? Would anyone kindly educate me?
  2. Likely an eastern European, possibly a Czech. Nice wood and quality job, with a couple of minor blemishes, e.g., small repair of bottom plate connecting to the bottom rib below the endpin, and very tiny bushing of D-peg hole
  3. A nice catch, George; amateur indeed. That is the reason why I am not even qualified to be one.
  4. Thank you, BF; is this an upgraded "usual" with nicely grafted scroll? I understood the scroll, albeit unnecessarily original, appears to be nice to my untrained eyes.
  5. Thank you, Jacob; I may see some differences now.
  6. Why would no one be interested in the following, which I thought is interesting, except the low projection? Well, I am not even an armature, thus once again just hope to hear and learn from the experts at MN. https://www.ebay.com/itm/AN-OLD-INTERESTING-VIOLIN-Labelled-Sympertus-Niggel/353183381089?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200818143132%26meid%3Decec63ef76d94d51af6d52ee7350dc92%26pid%3D101198%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D11%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D133540991338%26itm%3D353183381089%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BB
  7. 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.
  8. Any telltale suggesting the wood is Chinese? It might not be surprising if a low grade student French.
  9. 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/
  10. It is pity for that minimal price to sell a violin with quality just one grade below a Juzek
  11. I thought the button looks nicer, and somewhat French. Well, I do not know anything.
  12. I am no expert at all. However, it does look Chinese to me, and a well-made one.
  13. Yes, it is quite handsome; thank you for sharing.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.