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    Collecting pretty things, paying for music lessons, learning stuff

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  1. Televet

    Violin ID

    Mr Hound has not visited since 2015 according to his profile.
  2. I know Fiddle Collector was having trouble in UK. I was not able to access MN for most of yesterday and only sporadically today. Currently visiting UK.
  3. If Charles Beare says it's a Dom Nicolo, then that's what it is!
  4. I believe that this is an attempt to deal with the spam posts that routinely flooded the list. Perhaps it will be permanent or perhaps temporary until a filtering mechanism is established. You would need to ask the website admin (GHunt). See also this thread in the Pegbox
  5. Jacob would describe it as a short walk across the border from Markneukirchen for a person with a sack-full or perhaps a wheelbarrow full of violins or violin parts. Labour was always cheaper on that side of the border and many Markneukirchen wholesalers would have sourced violins from there. Somewhere on this site, Jacob has posted a fabulous summary of the 19th Century side of the trade, but it went on pretty much unchanged until all the unpleasantness of the Nazi Era and subsequent Post war division of Europe.
  6. Metropolitan Music Company likely bought stuff from all sorts of wholesalers in the 99 years they have been in business, so it shouldn't be that surprising if one Schonbach violin might quite look like another Schonbach violin of a similar quality and age. I wonder which Continent the current Juzek brand violins are made?
  7. Plus one for Vda's comments. If you still have a hankering for a quality handmade violin Apostal and Ivan Kaloferov in Bulgaria make fantastic sounding violins for less than half of what is being asked for the Bulgarian workshop Simonetti.
  8. mis-posted in error
  9. Unfortunately the viola has a post crack, which I suspect will be an interesting repair for someone
  10. On the other hand, it is possible that it might end up being played by someone. We can only hope
  11. Well it can't tell you when it was made but it can tell you when it wasn't. By extension if you have some instruments by a maker and a list of last annual ring dates for those violins and original labels in a sample of them you could start to guess dates for other violins by the same maker based on stylistic trends, earliest possible dates from the dendrochronology and the differences between last annual ring dates and known making dates giving a rough guide to how long there was between harvesting and manufacture (if that maker was consistent)….or Magic, you choose Oh and see here for another relevant thread
  12. Michael, Can you recommend a source where one can order these books. searching from Canada does not come up with any reliable sites. Is going to the publisher in Buxelles the best bet? Matt
  13. Tarisio made the decision a while ago to issue their own certificates on all lots with a low estimate of $20000, when they were describing a lot as 'by' a particular maker. That goes across the board and is independent of any other certificates a lot my already possess. I think it is intended to add a little bit of comfort to absentee bidders and thus help support prices. If you think about it, it would look a bit odd if Jason was only writing certificates for the lots that were not certified by someone else. Tarisio is also a business (still quite young) that has an eye on making its certificates a benchmark with authority equal to other acknowledged experts in the field. see here for Tarisio's own announcement
  14. My impression is that this board is used and viewed very infrequently by the site owner. My advice is to PM the site admin directly. If you go to the top of this page and click the staff tab you will see GHunt. PM him directly and you should be able to sort this out.
  15. Monday morning, perhaps Jeffrey will look in and put a stop to this madness.