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Would like opinions on these instruments, just curious

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These violins look to me to be German late 19c instruments that have been refinished. Since the seller says he is a violin maker I'm not sure what he is actually trying to get across with his descriptions. The wood used for the fittings doesn't look very good. Comments welcome.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-LABELED-AND-CERTIFIED-ITALIAN-MASTER-VIOLIN-/230923534171?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c41d7f5b

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The date on the label doesn't correspond to the date given on the listing. He has recently started claiming to be a maker - are all the "Enrico Oselli" violins he's sold actually by the same maker?

These certificates used to say "fato l'anno etc", bizarre spelling mistake for an Italian!

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Looks like he is playing a different violin in the video.

Fewer tuners on the tp.

He might compose a picture stream of stock photos

to save time posting . Ebony or rosewood fittings?

Some disagreement between photos.

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It appears Mr. Oselli has made a mistake with the listing. From what I remember he had one up last mth dating 1977, I believe.

I've bought from this seller and he is a violin maker. He sells his own as well as others in a collection as I believe the family has a professional background. He seems to be a good person, I've talked with him. I have his seal and in writing and believe he is just going at a slower pace, like many others.

This is what I know of Enrico Oselli. He was student of Secondo Bianchini in Modena through 1979. Sounds like he was very close to him and was gifted a few of his violins. I can't say for sure guys but I think he means well.

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These violins look to me to be German late 19c instruments that have been refinished. 

 

Looks that way to me too.  Looks like it had the “delta”/“dog nose” removed, but the color is different where it was.

 

A good maker can be bad at violin identification...   :mellow:

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"I can't say for sure guys but I think he means well."

 

He may very well mean well, but the listing is very confusing, giving the impression he made the instrument and that it has his label in it, and that's why I posted this, really wasn't sure what was going on.
                    
                   

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Bottom line ...no website...no bio...an endless supply of "his " violins marketed exclusively on ebay. Only other place

he appears online is yahoo photos and youtube. Anybody really know Enrico Oselli?

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