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Anyone familiar with this English maker?

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Hi has anyone heard of Charles Bird who according to his label was a pupil of Paul Bailly. Inside it says Arthur Richardson has remodelled and revarnished it. 

 

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I read that Paul Bailly worked in London for a short period so I assume this chap could have worked with him at some stage but I cannot find anything in my reference books under Charles Bird. Any thoughts on the violin itself?

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It looks like a very nice English violin of the period, more in the style of Chanot than Paul Bailly ... pity the varnish isn't original 

 

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