Can you help me ID this violin?


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IMHO, a very nice grade of Markie with deliberate (and slightly over-the-top) antiquing.  I've got one in stock with very similar varnish, shape, and back flame, but neatly backstamped "STAINER" below the button.

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Rib corners are filed off flush with the corners of the plates.  Wouldn't that imply that the ribs were built on the back and the corners filed off after the "box"  was closed?

 

Does the fiddle have corner blocks? Linings?

 

I've seen quite a few "antique old" fiddles from the Shoenbach / Markneukirchen area, built new with bushed pegholes and either real or scratch grafts. This feels like one of those to me at first look, without more detail. 1880s to WWI, generally. You can find them in old catalogs and in Earhart & Atchley's books.

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Yes, I also agree, perhaps a saxony violin or from Markneukirchen. I sense its about 100-120 years old, shame about the cracks. I doubt whether the graft is legit or just as part of the antiquing done on many of these types of violins. But nevertheless a lovely looking violin!

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