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I am trying out a violin labeled as Leon Bernardel, 1928 but I don't think that is what it is. On the inside back, approx 1 " below the treble f-hole is a signature - it looks like P Chipot No. 36. I don't have a small enough camera to photograph it but I drew what is a reasonable facsimile, pictured below. I cannot find any information, however, to indicate that Paul Jean Baptiste Chipot signed his instruments in this way or that he worked in the Bernardel shop, and why isn't the instrument dated? The purfling and f-holes looks to me like classic Chipot work but it is awfully perfect. Is this a knockoff of some kind? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks. Annie