JC & Ava

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  1. This is a little late, but I second the notion that this past auction was very unusual. I am a regular participant in these auctions and this one stood out to me to be the most bizarre. Many more last minute surges, many unexpected high bids for certain items, etc. And I was expecting people not to have much money to spend, or to be hesitant considering the times. I was wrong!
  2. Thank you for the very thorough response!
  3. Wow thanks a lot for the very thorough response!
  4. Hi all, just wondering if you have any insight on how these defects (is it spalting/fungus?) will affect the tone and structural integrity of the instrument in the long-run. Also, there are very prominent grain lines in this spruce table, which are made more apparent when light is shone behind it. Is this caused by a certain type of climatic period? How common are these characteristics, include spalting, in spruce? Any info would be appreciated!
  5. Hi all, can anyone help tell me the approximate year and region this violin was made in? Was it modeled after Amati? I have not seen a violin like it before in person, and it certainly is old. I’d guess 1800s, but I’ll await the opinion of others. We opened it up and the inside showed its age as well. It bears no label. It was a family instrument in serious need of repair. The wood around the purfling/button is very weak, and will need to be repaired still
  6. Thank you all for your wonderful help, and what a treat to have found such a valuable resource.
  7. Hi Nathan, I do believe the neck joint is an attempted repair, and not original to the violin.
  8. Hi all, this is my first post. I just wanted to get your thoughts of the authenticity of this violin. Is it a Perry, Wilkinson, or workshop instrument? The violin shows its age both inside and out, and I do believe the label to be authentic, aside from someone trying to scribe ‘17’ over ‘18’. I have read there are German copies of Perry violins. The repair work seems to have been done centuries ago, lending credit to the repair inscription of 1841. Purfling lines are painted on, but I’ve read that is a characteristic of some Perry violins. Also, any general suggestions on repair of the neck would be appreciated as well. Thank you!