NVG Cellist

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  1. I've created a graphic for you Jacob, post and save a lot of keystrokes
  2. Thanks to all for your comments. Bit disappointing that the label isn’t a Vuilluame pseudonym, but oh well. It does sound really good fortunately. I also got to expand my vocabulary. I know the list of M box features are only a guide, but here’s why I thought it might be French factory: · The eye of the scroll is flat and somewhat pronounced · Peg box not blackened · F hole edges not blackened · Corners overhang, not flush · Color is redder than the pics, looks French (although this could be later) · There are
  3. Here are some photos, I think it is French. Hopefully not cod
  4. Anyone recognize/decode? Thanks
  5. Good points. So to summarize: Very possibly an early laminate cello made in Luby shortly after WW2 and made by the Cremona factory or perhaps another in the vicinity. The eagle brand is non-heraldic, not recognized and was probably applied at time of manufacture or perhaps added later along with 2 pins in the back. Not a bad discussion about a piece of plywood Thanks to all!
  6. Assuming the brand was applied at time of manufacture, then I'm wondering if it would have been more readily recognized by now if made by the Cremona factory, given that they were such a large producer and there are so many instruments out there.
  7. Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm not sure if it is hide glue, HoGo, I've attached a photo. The white glue is on one side of the back only and looks like a later fix, perhaps PVA glue? Do you recall the other Cremona instruments having pins on the back?
  8. I think you are right HoGo, the back does look like it is laminated, I couldn't find a center seam to match the back seam, only a pencil mark. I can't confirm the front is laminated unfortunately. The instrument definitely looks like it has age, there is some nice craquelure on the front. It looks BOB, there are no corner blocks, yet the corners overhang the rib seams? Didn't BOB become uncommon in the 1920's? Anyone know when laminates started being used?
  9. Thanks VDA, that is some deep research
  10. I found this, it looks similar - WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN PRUSSIAN OTHER RANKS PICKELHAUBE HELMET PLATE, BRASS
  11. Sorry, on reflection perhaps it would have been better to post in the same thread rather than start a new one.
  12. Here are the photos of the cello with the eagle brand. I think it is probably a lower-end Markneukirchen instrument. The purfling is scratched in, it looks BOB and the scroll carving ends at 6 'O'clock and is made of beech? My questions: Is the brand likely from a supplier/ dealer or an orchestra? What kind of eagle is it and has anyone seen it before? Any idea of age? Are the pins on the back common? Many thanks!
  13. Thank you for the replies. I will start another topic with pictures of the cello, perhaps they will jog someone's memory. I'm pretty sure it is Marknuekirchen but it is perhaps a bit unusual because of the branding and the pins on the back. Regards.