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Hello All, I recently found this instrument at an estate sale and ended up bringing it home. It is unlabeled and unfortunately the seller knew nothing about it. It plays nicely enough and is in acceptable condition with the exception of the repaired crack on the lower bout. I'm hoping to get a sense as to is possible provenance. My own guess is early 20th century Mirecourt, but I'll let the experts tell me how wrong I very likely am. Thank you for any suggestions you have!
Hi everyone, this is yet another unknown cello post... I received this one as a gift from a cellist in Germany and he received it from someone else. Two pros (performers) have played it and think it is a star instrument, but can't tell me anything about it. A couple of points - it looks old - actually old - when you see it in person. It also has raised wood grain on the front. For an EXHAUSTIVE collection of pictures, see this shared album on google: https://goo.gl/photos/y3BsudhYfF8stFEi6 I'd love to know what insight anyone can give me! This one is mine forever no matter what it is, or where it came from -- but the curiosity is killing me! Happy examining! Ash
Rue posted a topic in The PegboxFor those interested in having a violin potentially identified (and not all can be identified solely based on photos regardless), please take some basic photos of your instrument. Photographs must be clear (not blurry) and well-lit (so details show). Do not have a distracting background (such as patterned tablecloths or bedding). Do not photograph the instrument from odd angles. Please provide the following basic shots: 1. Body, Front and Back 2. Body, Right side and left side, to show the arching 3. Scroll, Front and back 4. Scroll, Right side and left side 5. Detail of f-hole and C-bout (shows the purfling) 6. Saddle 7. Label (be aware that labels are often faked, replaced with labels from other instruments, and may be of little value. You may also want to add additional photographs of interest, such as a neck graft, repairs, anything that strikes you as unusual that may make the instrument easier to identify. A violin can be 'stood' upright on a sturdy container, such as a heavy water glass or jar or small sturdy bowl. Please ensure that the instrument will not fall while being photographed. Example*: *These photographs were taken by YitaMusic. I own the violin itself.