Dom40

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  1. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Sent you an inbox message
  2. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Ok great il have a look. Thanks Hendrick.
  3. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Yes I see what your getting at. But compare the two I sent you.
  4. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Let me send you a picture. Thanks for the info I really appreciate it.
  5. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Thank you that’s most helpful il remember that.
  6. Dom40

    Violin id.

    I thought with the varnish loss that the grounding would be the typical Mittenwald dull brown where the varnish once was? Or is this not always the case? Thanks for the education.
  7. Dom40

    Violin id.

    It feels that way!!
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    Violin id.

    To quote the french “Dom, I think about your violin. If it's not by Pique, it's really close. If it is, it should be an early example (pre-1800 I would say, c.1790). The type of varnish and the work are really alike. Is it labelled ?“ “Yes, definitely french late 18th century/1800, and very likely Paris.” This is why I’m confused. Plus the other people from England that said it was french. And the fact that I haven’t come across to many violins like this from Mittenwald in my 12 months of experience. The table is usually fine grained spruce is it not? I’m not saying that it’s not German I’m just trying to make sure it’s not french. Also the varnish is typical of pre 1800 french is it not?
  9. Dom40

    Violin id.

    There Is a high possibility that may happen. I really don’t know in all honesty. I see the problem there.
  10. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Yes I can understand that. I’m going to get dendro done first. If the dendro comes back as German il just fix it up and keep it.
  11. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Yes i sent them pictures of the inside also. The person I bought it from thought it might be french that’s what’s set me off in this path. He’s not usually wrong. We shall see in the near future anyway. I have some pictures from when I was in London 2 days ago with my violin next to a 180? Pique and you can really see similar features. I’m not aloud to post the pictures th.
  12. Dom40

    Violin id.

    It cost me what someone would pay for an average N and H violin at auction. I got the violin in the county of Yorkshire.
  13. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Yes you did. And I value your opinion it’s just the same old problem that ever french man I’ve shown it to says it’s french.
  14. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Yes thanks Blank face. I’m going to get a dendro done first I think. The wood on the table is very similar to the wood used by pique and Lupot. Single piece table with wide wavy grain. If it is Mittenwald it’s a bloody good maker!
  15. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Dear Dominic, The violin looks indeed interesting. It is likely a violin from this period of time (end of the 18th century) which has some common features with Pique instruments though not quite built on the regular model. However, I am sure the violin is worth a trip to Paris for a closer look. Please note that we may have to keep it for a certain period of time before being able to certify it. Jonathan Marolle.
  16. Dom40

    Violin id.

    Yes there is a Mittenwald saddle but I feel the violin is French and quite close to françois-louis pique. I’m taking it to Paris for certification. I really love the one piece table and back such beautiful wood. The backs not pinned and the eye of the scroll is confusing me. What do you all think Mittenwald or Paris? Would you agree that the violin is circa 1790? Thanks all
  17. You probably won’t believe this my brother made me it. He’s an electrical engineer.
  18. Love my new camera just the right size for f holes. I get the certificate tomorrow. Stamped Heaton on the blocks
  19. Yes it is. I agree he was a very passionate Welshman.
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