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Can you help me to identify what this cello is.  Scratched in purfling, blocked and lined. Rather nice scroll, too nice for a cheap German. It might be English. The f-holes and varnish might go with Forster school, certainly not the scroll. Lockey Hill scratched in purfling but is scrolls are quite different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, uguntde said:

Can you help me to identify what this cello is.  Scratched in purfling, blocked and lined. Rather nice scroll, too nice for a cheap German. It might be English. The f-holes and varnish might go with Forster school, certainly not the scroll. Lockey Hill scratched in purfling but is scrolls are quite different.

 

All sorts of English makers used painted on purfling. NB. There is a difference between „painted“ on, and „Scratched“ in purfling. I have one from Corsby, Northampton for instance, with painted purfling. The English celli can (my Corsby does) have an ink manuscript signature on the inside of the belly, you might like to look. Whatever it is I think the scroll is later, from a different style and epoch.

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8 hours ago, ClefLover said:

My son just said, “dad, you’re an idiot.  That looks like nothing like a Didier cello.”  He’s right.  

It can't be French. But thanks anyway.

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19 hours ago, Ratcliffiddles said:

Certainly English not far from Peter Wamsley or follower, with a new head. ffs not quite  Wamsley, Are the ribs unusually high?

Thanks, I think you are really close. The scroll until 9, almost without chamfer, round button, even the f holes are not far away.

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