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  1. wow, I had no idea you guys were discussing my list. I created that list using an Apple app which does not exist anymore. So I'm not able to update it. But working on redoing my site, so at some point it will get done. And I am busy these days writing new research about other things. One of my recent articles was regarding E. Sartory and his court battles against Trademark infringement in Feb. 2019 STRAD issue. I have an upcoming article regarding Napoleonic Bows followed by part discussing proliferation of the Tourte bow. And finishing up new research on Nikolai KITTEL. BTW, my friend Clive Greensmith is also using bows by Jean-Luc Tauziede and Sylvain Bigot (when he is not playing the Tourte). I believe Robert DeMain also has a KITTEL.
  2. Yes I have uncovered a lot of new information regarding Nikolai Kittel and his circle of friends. Vitacheck mentions Maryanenko, but does not specify where or with whom he learned the craft.
  3. Nikolai Kittel, certainly was a great maker of string instruments and especially of exquisite bows. I am finishing my new research which will soon be published. it will reveal a lot of new information regarding his life, work and his circle of friends.
  4. I just came across this interesting discussion. As I am finishing my new research on Kittel.....Regarding KIttel, he was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia to Austrian parents. He maintained his Austrian citizenship throughout his life. Kittel brought his son Nikolai Jr. to study with Derazey (at Vuillaume shop) in Mirecourt, France 1858-1860. Now regarding the very interesting Russian label, of Master Luka Maryanenko Luka Maryanenko, according to Vitachek worked in Kerch and then Kiev where he built several dozen violins and violas.