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  1. any signature , stamp or label inside ? (brand , repaired or fitting label) Saddle type (A , B , or C) ? as shown below Back Plate Length ?
  2. The Art and History of Violin Cases Book by Glenn P. Wood
  3. i hate the "mechanical pegs" type , i like the regular staff , there is an old staff 1950's or a little bit earlier until the new contemporary one .
  4. http://collections.nmmusd.org/Violins/Derazey/5914/Derazey.html
  5. Violin from the School of VUILLAUME, ascribed to Honoré DERAZEY (Darney 1794 - 1883) made in Mirecourt (France) c. 1860. http://www.musicantic.eu/bowed-strings-instruments/decorated-and-experimental-violin/violin-school-of-vuillaume-derazey_1935_uk_D.html
  6. Mid-19th century means around "1850"
  7. gentle scraping, sanding & retouch the damage places only with a clear varnish (thin coat) , then coloring , clear varnish
  8. in maestronet site you can learn so many things about violin identification particularly one of the most reputable expert Jacob Saunders , also the wonderful guy blanckface & some nice other members too here is the book in PDF file , have a look in page number 134 British_Violin_Makers_Classical_and_Modern.pdf
  9. 1st. chinrest made by Louis Spohr in 1832
  10. as a quick answer but not sure until i go back to my home , i don't have any reference at the moment , i guess made in Tyrol , inspired by old Venetian work such as (Domenico Montagnana profile) . Before World War I , the Italian town of Bolzano was part of the Austro-Hungarian country of Tyrol . It was called Bozen . The population spoke German . Bozen did not become Italian until 1919 , when it was annexed by Italy at the end of the first World War . At the time of its annexation Bozen had a population of 30,000 German-speaking people but wait until i go back to my home to recheck my reference books and doing some searches . some of the instruments with this kind of ornamentation, the ink was on top of the varnish. Some varnishes may not be compatible and the solvent in the ink might dissolve the varnish and make a mess. When done, a clear varnish needs to go over the ink. Without testing the varnish, there is no way for me to know if it is compatible with the ink , a good example for this kind of decoration is the Norwegian hardanger fiddle (hardingfele) .
  11. No , but if you want to buy this book , here is the link of Amati Books : http://www.amatibooks.com/cgi-bin/bookfind.pl?file=10100303 the price is : $80 + shipping , so the total is around $100
  12. The Red Book 2004; Appraisers' Reference Manual of Authentic Stringed Instruments and Bows By Samuel W. Eden
  13. btw the f-hole also early italian style
  14. the back button show raised buttons of some early italian style . you have to attach some clear photos . 1. scroll . 2. lower rib + saddle 3. inside (blocks if possible) or describe the blocks and linings 4. the back length . 5. purfling close up 5. any label or stamps ?? without good shoots we can not clarify your cello whether italian or Saxon or etc. ....
  15. this is a French violin not a German , the back length is a little bit longer than German size so we need some pictures to confirm the work of the violin , I guess it is a JLT workshop . 1. the scroll (side , back , front) 2. C-bout pictures both side (tracing some black inked - for correct dating - because the scroll has been worn off ) 3. back button (closeup) 4. side of the violin (rib side - the angle of the button whether flat or angled) to confirm the work . 5. the saddle (at lower rib side) flush with the block or halfway or goes into the rib . 6. the purfling ( middle of the violin at corner sides) they call it in French language “ trois brins ” translated as three strands
  16. I agree with lpr5184 , 3M Scotch-Blue 2090 Safe-Release Crepe Paper Multi-Surfaces Painters Masking Tape , (No tacky/sticky) https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Blue-Safe-Release-Multi-Surfaces-Painters/dp/B0064N00DE
  17. sounding point ... There are the three most basic elements for your sound production. Bow Speed, Pressure, and Sounding Point
  18. from what you have said I guess you are not an expert , & I don't want to know who you are !! . you need a 100 years to understand what i mean is ? i haven't said all labels are genuine , there are a thousands of labels are fake too . the label is only a part of violin appraising , there are other clues for apprising too ( i agree ). my point is : Many labels are fake , but even fake labels might give an idea of who made the violin . the most reputable appeasers if not all of them , they mentioned on the certificate of authenticity a famous phrase : "the label of the instrument bear an original label " . So if you have a different opinion go and discuss your idea with a reputable appraisers . unlabeled violins : i don't to mention that but to clarify for the ordinary like you or so, regarding unlabeled violins you can not assumed that violin "made by" , No way , Unless if there are enough proves . they can only "attributed to " or "Ascribed to" or "Follower of " or "Circle of " or "Made for" and you can't find a phrase "made by" unless there are some other clues like tradition of work , pictures or dendrochronology report . again to understand what i have said , there is an original label & fake labels (doesn't matter if you agree with me or not) but "i haven't said we have to believe on all labels". i don't want to waste my time to teach you how to learn !!!
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