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Zdenek - Lavuta

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  1. Saxon violin something between 1850-1880. Vogtlandish pattern and are original. I would guess it is something mid-19th century. My version: is worth giving them a chance. Englan version: Interior signed "Rprt v. F. Volomann in Glogau" he is only known as a repairman around 1880. Glogau was in Niederschlesien (lower Silesia), south-east of Saxony. However, he is only known as a repairman. German version: These violins were mass-produced in Schönbach and sold by many well-known dealers. Many were considered particularly valuable because of their antique-looking shape and often restored at great expense. Interior signed "Rprt v. F. Volomann in Glogau"(then Silesia). He is a descendant of a family of violin makers from Schönbach around 1880. However, he is only known as a repairman. But nothing what's worthwhile to repair here IMO. - it's that bad ?
  2. The f holes should be left alone, they are featuring a common Vogtlandish pattern and are original as they are now. I would guess it is something mid-19th century-ish - Thank you (F-holes no repair). German forum on Geige24? - yes. !!! I only found the information here - searching on the internet will destroy me one day :-) Thank you.
  3. The only thing I found on the Internet (Google) in German ! Volkmann Glogau ! . . . . . . . . Diese Geigen wurden massenhaft in Schönbach hergestellt und von vielen auch namhaften Händlern verkauft. Viele wurden wegen ihre antik anmutenden Form für besonders wertvoll gehalten und oft teuerst restauriert. Der Name deutet auf Volkmann Glogau (damaliges Schlesien) hin. Er ist ein Abkömmling einer Geigenmachersippe aus Schönbach so um 1880. Ist aber nur als Reparierer bekannt.
  4. 1) Violin believed to be owned by Robert Volkmann, interior signed "Rbrt v. F. Volomann en glogau"? Interior signed "Rbrt v. F. Volomann in Glogau". He is a descendant of a violinist's family around 1880. Glogau was in Niederschlesien (lower Silesia), south-east of Saxony. Violin in the cleaning phase, minor repairs needed, the signature was hidden under the label, f-holes damaged (Do I have to fix the f-holes: foto A) or B)? - pictures f-holes downloaded from the internet - I apologize to the owner of the photos). 2)Or Saxon violin something between 1850-1880? - Thx for comments.
  5. The ivory(?) lower saddle - probably yes. I will repair the violin and then we will see (in my opinion, a beautiful and interesting violin).
  6. thanks for the explanation - I understand
  7. I would like to know the origin of the violin (sell, keep, repair - not important). I think these violins come from the German region of Vogtland until well into the 19th century. In my opinion beautiful work - beautiful corner blocks and linings, violin head scroll etc. Thank you for your opinion (advice) - I will not question again and I didn't want to bother.
  8. I try the same, I'm looking for information, etc. (only in my free time). I'm sorry: Maestronet (all about the violin) + so much expert opinion and information about the violin. The question (violin identification) is a problem? Just write in the fireplace or it's worth fixing. Simply short. I don't want to touch anyone - just my observation.
  9. Do you think the corner blocks (top, bottom block) were allocated later?
  10. jacobsaunders Your opinion? Is it worth investing free time? German region of Vogtland Violin - is rightly located (if not Italian) :-) In my opinion, violins from the early 19th century - perhaps older: 1) violins need to be repaired 2) sound - I believe it will be fantastic. Old versus new violin? Grapes or wine? It always depends on the quality. I'm still learning (violins) - if you want to build a house and ask how, I'll help (I'm a bricklayer). If you ask a professional, he is silent. It's not personal - it just seems that way to me.
  11. sorry i don't understand the question? (I see nothing wrong with taking backs off, although I can't see the necessity here )
  12. The back side has been removed (allowed with 50 percent + upper block allowed). The first step is to clean the violin and check (front plate of the violin). No standard procedure - but it was necessary to do so. I would love to hear your opinion on these violins. Thank you.
  13. Fake Label: One hundred percent true - thank you.
  14. I apologize for the late response - I can't keep up (I'm married). Fake Label: One hundred percent true - thank you. I opened the violin and was pleasantly surprised. I think these violins come from the German region of Vogtland. Vogtland violin??? The makers in the Vogtland region clung to their traditional freeform construction with the neck and top-block made in one piece (the so-called ‘through-neck’) until well into the 19th century. In my opinion beautiful work - beautiful violin corner blocks and linings. What is the difference between Italian and German school (corner blocks)??? I devote more of my time to it - maybe it's worth it: Remove and replace the bass bar - or leave everything original?
  15. I was hoping the violin made in Pasek-on-Iser, Bohemia. label: Josef. syn Věnceslava Metelky. v Pasekách pod Krkonoši 1832 Josef Metelka was born in 1842 and died in 1880 - in my opinion, another false label.
  16. Can it be original ??? Czech violin Josef Metelka 1842-1880, son of luthier Věnceslav Metelka. Label stuck in the upper half of the violin. Please clean the inside of the violin? Use rice and shake? More detailed photo of a violin: Link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nf7apPFSyQFY29Sv7
  17. Violins do not have corner blocks. In my opinion, repaired the lower block and cracks (Frant. Herclík 1912 + signature), varnish is not original. The next label looks much older.
  18. Johann Friedrich Storck, Lauten und Geigenmacher, Straßburg 1761 Johann Friedrich Storck, lute and violin maker, Strasbourg 1761 ??? Repaired Frant. Herclík, Staré Benátky (Mladá Boleslav) 1912 I'm not sure the authenticity of the violin label - can you please comment. Thank you Joannes Friedrich Storck 18th century violin ??? More detailed photo of a violin: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GuJdwNvrpjwFAW3f7
  19. It was a specific violin (Violin EL MAESTRO J.T.L). From the reactions, I understood that the Japanese did not make copies Violin EL MAESTRO J.T.L.
  20. The question was: Violin EL MAESTRO J.T.L. were they made in Japan around 1940? Reply To: No Japan :-) Stamp at the violin button J.G (J.C.)? Applied later.
  21. * noting broken and hideously repaired button. A damaged button (screw removal) is waiting to be repaired, *everything is original. None of the scrolls were so rough (the scrolls of various qualities) - Cheap violins.
  22. Brand stamp at the violin button J.G? Maybe it was applied later.
  23. Hello: Mirecourt violin in the 19th century, Jérôme Thibouville-Lamy, short J. T .L. which were produced in large quantities and of various qualities. Violin EL MAESTRO J.T.L. Question: Violin EL MAESTRO J.T.L. are they made in Japan circa 1940? I read somewhere that these violins were widely made in Japan during World War II. Thank you for the information I tried searching the forums: If it's a 'G' instead of a 'C'... it's the Jackson-Gulden Company, Columbus Ohio: https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/191330-jc-co-and-d-salzar/ El Maestro info: https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/245854-el-maestro-info/
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