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However old one gets, one is always repeatedly confronted with violins by makers who one has never heard of, and from places one would not expect. A case in point is this casualty. A violin from Krakau, made in 1959 by Jan Chamot. Should one repair the broken off button as I described here https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/330042-violin-id-and-repair-advice/&do=findComment&comment=617534 the violin will be able to resume its career in mint, unretouched condition, where nobody would even believe you that it has been repaired at all. I have no idea which “School” one may put Herr Chamot into (perhaps somebody knows more). We have had threads on who and where fitted linings that go from top to bottom, over the corner blocks, and it would seem that one may add Chamol, Krakau to this list. From the “Cornerblockology” perspective, this has corner blocks with an equilateral triangle plan view, which would suggest blocks shoved in afterwards into ribs made in an outside mould. Lo and behold, in the couple of pictures that came with the fiddle, we see Mr. Chamot, sitting at his bench with a grim look on his face next to an outside mould! Another curious feature is his bass bar, which seems to have been inspired by the architecture of some baroque catholic church. Further he has left a, carved out (not stuck in like for instance Deganni) ridge all the way along the back joint. This invites speculation what advantage he expected from this. Another cute feature is how the eyes of the scroll have pupils