Thomas Knight

VIOLIN ID HELP

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10 minutes ago, Thomas Knight said:

  Hello MN members, I have a lovely violin I am struggling to identify. It appears to be a good q

Might need a bit more to go on, than this

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Hello MN members, I have a lovely violin I am struggling to identify. It appears to be a good quality violin with no label. In the dust balls were fragments of a label but only two words are legible and it may be a repair label. I thought a Paul Knorr but no PK stamp inside, and it also looks similar to an Aristide Cavalli with the deep fluting and fholes.

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I have a violin with the fluting of the lower wings like this. Similar look, as a whole, although yours is a bit more rustic. It bears a Mathias Heinicke label and is branded on both the side of the neck(!) and below the endbutton. 

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20 minutes ago, duane88 said:

I have a violin with the fluting of the lower wings like this. Similar look, as a whole, although yours is a bit more rustic. It bears a Mathias Heinicke label and is branded on both the side of the neck(!) and below the endbutton. 

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Yes, those lower wings do look quite similar. This one has no stamp anywhere.

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The problem is that instrument labeled Heinicke was not made by Heinicke (in my humble opinion). It is some cheaper violin. Jiri

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I've seen a few others like this with anything from no label or marks to Guarneri labels to the heavily branded thing that I have. I am not suggesting that mine is what it is branded and labeled, although if I find a brand under the label, which I hope to find, I'll let you know.

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Can you post a picture of the endpin and saddle? Is is a one-piece bottom rib? Also, pictures of the scroll, front and back.

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Hi George, two piece lower rib. I am getting closer with my light box and which bulbs to use. I made the pics smaller as well. Hope these are better sized. Pine blocks and spruce linings and the linings are rounded like an E H Roth, not tapered.

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Finally  it appraised. Made by Heirich T Heberlein Jr  in the white and sold to the Paul Knorr workshop who varnished it and shipped it to Moenig & Son circa 1920's. The appraiser has seen one other and recognized it immediately.  It appears that Knorr and Heberlein Jr corroberated on a few instruments.

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