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Need help identifying 1851 French style violin made in NY

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I need help reading the last name on this 1851 French violin made and registered in NY 

Rye. Karl ?a??er

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Anyone?

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The only thing that makes the writing German(ic) in my opinion is the capitalization in the gothic script.  That’s clearly fractur.  Gothic was popular in London and New York.  Different capitals.

The rest is ordinary business hand of the era.

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11 hours ago, JD R said:

I need help reading the last name on this 1851 French violin made and registered in NY 

Rye. Karl ?a??er

i e News????????? % or of H????????

Anyone?

 

For those of us less interested in the repair label, would you please photograph the corners in isometric perspective views, all 4 sides of the scroll/pegbox, and the endpeg area face on, in good light?  Thank you.

BTW, to me, at least, from what I can see so far, the violin looks about as French as Dresden porcelain. :)

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