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  1. Agreed! I was inside pretty soon after I felt it, a quick rub down and she's okay.
  2. Thanks to all for your help. Philip, here are some photos. To me the upper bout looks wider than a traditional Stradivari model, is it based on a different model? The dimensions are LOB 737 mm, UB 352 mm, LB 437 mm. Special thanks to Dominik for identifying the maker. The cello in the link you sent does look very similar. Best regards David.
  3. I'm helping a cello-mate track down the origins of a Czech cello that she acquired in 2000. The Kulovany label appears to a be a repair label (thank you Google Translate), can anyone help with the lower label? It's not a bad instrument, having lovely flaming on the back. Many thanks!
  4. Perhaps Mickey & Minnie added a cello: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Old-Antique-Cello-For-Restoration-/113958419964?autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=aChXF1NXOrTQbehB6c7BGoCzpL0%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 Any idea why this cello brought so much? French, bear claw spruce? Can anyone ID?
  5. Does anyone know if cello plates were pressed also? Thanks
  6. According to Mr. Dilworth, Amati Mangenot was born in 1901. This 1907 cello of his indicates that he was a real over-achiever! Looks Romanian to me (although my ID skills are really bad).
  7. Firstly, a big thank you to everyone that has commented on my original post - I've learned a lot in one short thread. Baroquecello; I think the rib corners do end at the plate corners as you mentioned and I managed to slide my Iphone into the F hole for a shot of the interior rib seam, which I think is corner blocked? The cello sounds good in my opinion, I've already changed the tailpiece and end pin and have an appointment with a luthier to work on the other things. Hopefully it will sound even better. So judging from your comments and to summarize; it's a decent cello, although not high-end, probably made in Markneukirchen late 19th c and perhaps retailed in Berlin and for which I probably overpaid. I'm not too disappointed about that as I think fixed up and with the right strings it's going to sound great. For future reference; what features would you look for to differentiate a good Markneukirchen instrument from an average one? From what I can gather from this thread - wider purfling, corner blocking (if original), one piece lower rib, not flush rib/plate corners and non-manky scroll? Thanks again!
  8. Dear community, I bought this cello that was described to me as Berlin School, high-end dating from mid-late 19th C. Can anyone please help me understand what exactly Berlin School means (other than made in Berlin), who it might have been made by and is the date correct? Unfortunately the vendor could offer no other information and I'm struggling to learn more about Berlin School with web searches. Really appreciate your help.