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Jacobus Stainer Violin Genuine or Copy?

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Hello I have a violin in my hands which says inside Jacobus Stainer in Absam prope Oenipontum 17.

Any chance to be genuine and not copy? Thanks.

 

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Just a copy I'm afraid.  I have held a real Stainer in my hands and I've seen a couple more. There are folks here that have seen many. I'm sure they will be by.

DLB

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3 hours ago, thanos said:

 genuine and not copy?

Neither nor. These are massproduced violins from the early 20th century bearing also massproduced prints (most time not even facsimiles) with Stainers name without any resemblance to real instruments by this maker. Same applies usually to other instruments of the same origin with Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri, Bergonzi etc. etc. labels. I would appreciate if people would stop calling this artifacts "copies".B)

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9 hours ago, Blank face said:

Neither nor. These are massproduced violins from the early 20th century bearing also massproduced prints (most time not even facsimiles) with Stainers name without any resemblance to real instruments by this maker. Same applies usually to other instruments of the same origin with Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri, Bergonzi etc. etc. labels. I would appreciate if people would stop calling this artifacts "copies".B)

This is exactly correct. I couldn’t come up with the right words. Well said.

DLB

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BF is 100% correct, its not a copy of Stainer. But it has features that 19th century tradesman thought were Stainer features. One could have guessed, without looking inside, that it had a Stainer label.

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