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Apologies if this question has been asked before. I searched but couldn't find anything hereon this exact question. I recently bought and repaired (glued and cleated) several cracks including one very near the sound post on a 3/4 size violin I bought on e-bay. I'm no expert but have repaired a few violins as a hobby - using the recommended traditional techniques only. The label inside seems to conform to what I have read about genuine paper labels in that the ink edges are blurry and the label matches the dusty dated maple patina inside the violin, to which it is glued. Since the label does not contain the name Jerome, I suspect it is not a JTL violin. But I just don't know. I wonder if anyone can shine any light on the authenticity of the violin being made in Mirecourt and its age. Could it be a Saxony fake or made by someone in Mirecourt? It is blocked only in the bottom half and the base bar is simply carved from the table. It has a yellow base and gold varnish. The table is very fine grained, widening slightly at the edges. There are tiny cleats on the body of the back of the violin along the seam, which I believe is something JTL did at the manufacturing stage (they are not a repair). I am informed that the violin was bought by its previous owner at a boot fair and then hung on their wall for 20 years. It sounds quite nice now it is repaired and all set up. Louder than I expected, with a clear resonant tone. I enclose a picture of the label. And a few of the violin. Also a JTL note to their customers that I found online about other instruments labelled Thibouville-Lamy but not bearing the name Jerome. Many thanks in advance.