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  1. Hei! Det er jo kjekt! Verden er liten.. Jeg bor faktisk på flotte Rennesøy, skrev Stavanger siden det er litt mer sentral-kjent..
  2. Thank you for sharing this Jeffrey.. you pretty much nailed it with describing how I experience "the quest".. trying to un-puzzel the mystery's, expanding my network and becoming wiser in the process is exactly what keeps me engaged..
  3. I wish i understood a bit better what he meant with this. I think you could be right that he meant the taper to the pearl slide. I will have to verify this with the expert. Could be that he meants something else.
  4. The posioning of the stamp is also quite identical with Morizot in my opionion: http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-fine-French-certified-viola-bow-L-Morizot-pere-1930/291284612789?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D39836%26meid%3D047f77c52a944c50af938847660ade03%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D122039772107 Forgot to mention that the expert told me that the stick has several features which are clearly French, but the neatness of the chamfers was making him think it could be German.
  5. https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2139/lots/117 Final example of a Morizot bow having the same unusual weight, 64 gram.
  6. https://bridgewoodandneitzert.london/product/violin-bow-by-louis-morizot-pere-c-1940/ About the same period bow. Quite heavy, 65.7 gram. The Parisian eye size is not so different from my bow in my perspective.. http://www.bidsquare.com/l/117/french-gold-mounted-violin-bow-louis-morizot same weight, 64 gram bow. Could the frog and adjuster be made by louis Morizot, and the stick later by his sons?
  7. Some new information has arrived.. Today, the bow has been reviewed at a professional bow maker in The Netherlands. He concluded something remarkable. He described it through the phone, so it was kind of difficult for me to fully understand, but basically, the frog has a part (the slide?) where i runs wider at the end. He told me that this is normally a `no go` on French bows. But, he told me that only Morizot used this technique. We discussed the aged, and he believed, together with Mr. Millant that the bow is max 50 years old, perhaps mid 20th century. The stick and the frog was probably from around the same period. The frog and adjuster was a matching set according to him. But it didn't fit so well / perfect on the bow, and there he was concerned about. He said, that the stick could be modern French, German.. Because the chamfers were to neatly done for a Morizot / French bow, although he did mentioned that their were examples of Morizot bows with very neatly done Chamfers. When i went online to check out Morizot bows, i found one example which was the same weight as this bow, 64 gram. This is a rare match i think.. Mr. Millant mentioned, together with this expert, that the frog and adjuster are from Mirecourt.. So, several experts are convinced about the frog and adjuster coming from Mirecourt which could make the Morizot teory possible.. Even though the maker Morizot isn't certain, it seems quiet possible due to this very specific "running wider" technique. (I hope a member of the forum knows what the experts meant with this). The stick remains the biggest question.. It was said that the stick is of good wood quality, made by an expert, neatly done, halfway the the 20th century. I was wondering if someone on the forum who has experience with 1940/1950 Morizot bows could either confirm or deny the Morizot theory.. Just like to find out the true story about this bow. What could also be possible, is that the frog and adjuster were left over after a damaged bow, and someone made a matching stick in perhaps France or Germany..
  8. Since the stick is most likely more recent, i was wondering if someone on the forum knows of an appraiser / identifier of modern bows?
  9. I thought i post a better picture of the stamp at the end-pin and on the inside while i wait for the respons from Mr Rampal and Mr. Terrier. Perhaps someone on the forum has seen this particular stamp before? I am not sure what the stamp underneath "a la ville.." suppose to be, it is very unreadable, but I do see that a part of the stamp is written with pencil instead of the typical block lettering stamp.. It's not very clear but there is a letter L before "ni..." Doesn't seem like the Nicolas Didier or Nicolas Duchene stamp to me. The other written is from the person who repaired the violin in a later period I assume.. Thanks a lot for all the information / advice so far!
  10. Thank you for the in depth explanation! I have send an email to Mr. Rampal in Paris, I will post his respons on the forum.. Maybe it's not very clear to see on the picture, but I forgot to mention that there is an additional stamp at the end pin. Would this be typical? The "de la ville" stamp lacks the word "cremonne" which is clearly visible in other examples found online. The rest of the stamp also contains some letters which are not present in the other, more common stamps. For me, when I see the violin in person, it seems that the violin has seen many day's.. I partly base this on the worn varnish, which I see more often on 18th century violins. But perhaps is has just been very roughly threated..
  11. Thanks for the suggestion, I have send an e-mail.
  12. Didn't have pictures from the front at the moment unfortunately. Hope these picture's help.
  13. Thank you for your respons Jacob. Do you have an idea of who could have made it? I have been doing some research D Nicolas aine, but those violins are very different then this violin in my opinion. The stamp of the D Nicolas aine violins have a second stamp at the sound post for instance. Mine does not. The stamp at the other side is quiet different as well.. Construction wise, I see a different violin.. Do you perhaps know of other makers that could have used a stamp which looks the one in this violin? Or, has the stamp perhaps been added later?
  14. A few more picture's of the purfling.
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