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  1. 3 (of 4) rib miters show the joining line in the middle - as they would have been clamped together (?). The fourth is not so clear.
  2. Probably so - for e.g. resetting the neck. Vertical lines are just peculiarities of the wood structure. Fair enough! I will call it a "gun-factory-fiddle"
  3. the other thought to this direction would be that Mirecourt had apparently in abundance their own (and probably cheaper?) "schachteln", thus no need for import...? Or would it be erratic to assume that highly industrialised Mirecourt was able to produce cheaper?
  4. Very interesting! Was the cleated back seam also occasionally a Sch feature or is it made to look the violin more French? The OP label is pretty standard del Gesu copy, without "copie de" (like above) or "D'apres" - could it still lead to Caussin industries?
  5. Well, it has been said somewhere that they were of their time... but when do you think were they friendly (or desperate?) enough to order from hated Germany?
  6. Partly perhaps Neufchateau after all?
  7. Thanks! Well, true or not, that would have been the funniest possible attribution. I am probably going to fake a label and add: "approved by sgt major Paul de Vivie in 1893".
  8. Then we now know where did "il Cannone" come from ? Did the gun-factory put their own labels, too?
  9. I did not pay attention at first - you must be joking?!
  10. Did they do this kind of antiquing? Due to the antiquing I was first even briefly thinking of Neufchateau; Or perhaps the antiquing has nothing to do with the original producer?
  11. Original colour is hard to tell; scroll has probably the darkest bits - kind of purple(ish). Body shows more the orange/purple.
  12. Great pictures, thanks! and story
  13. of the scroll, I presume?