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Please help me identify my violin!

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I bought this violin in the year 2000. The man who sold it to me said that the violin was 200 years old (I don't know if it's true or not), but didn't know anything else about the instrument. It has a very warm and mellow sound. I don't want to sell it because it has a very sentimental meaning to me but I'm just curious. Can anyone please help me with more information? Any thoughts on age or origin? 
Thank you in advance.


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IMHO, a trade fiddle made somewhere close to Markneukirchen, Saxony by the built-on-the-back method around 100 to (at most) 150 years ago.  That's what's referred to on MN as a "Markie", or "the usual".  They were produced and exported in vast quantities, mostly between the 1870's and the early 1920's.  A lot of them were sold in the USA by mail-order catalog-based retailers like Sears.  :)

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