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Interesting American Violin at Tarisio

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That kind of purfling point was done by alot of old Markneukirchen makers like Pfretschner, and also by a few Neapolitan ones like Jorio.(though often in the other direction)


Chris, that kind of "sloppy" handwork is what makes alot of American (and Scottish) violins liable to be re-labelled as "Italian"...

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Yes, I like it ...

The scroll is very fine, and the "sloppiness" seems deliberate to me. Some very artistic touches here and there, though I can't help feeling the model is a bit of a mish-mash.
Does anyone know this maker?

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"My grandfather Christopher Condie was a violin-maker in the late

1800s/early 1900s, lived in Escanaba/Rapid River MI in the 1890's, Memphis

TN in the 1920s and Washington DC in the late 1930s. Was a violin maker

and violinist. Born 1858 in Ontario Canada, place and date of death unknown,

known to have been repairing violins in DC in 1939/40. Any information

welcome. Alice Condie Garner"


From "VIOLIN-MAKERS" in archives of "" Also spelled as "Conde."


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