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Hello, I have this very beautiful violin, but no idea who made it. There are some interesting markings that I wonder if they point to anything. The scroll is from another violin. Thanks for your thoughts on this one.

 

 

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The ribs look as if they are let into a groove on the back, and the corner blocks appear to extend into the c bouts, so I’d be looking at French. 

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6 hours ago, Three13 said:

The ribs look as if they are let into a groove on the back, and the corner blocks appear to extend into the c bouts, so I’d be looking at French. 

But the ribs in a groove doesn't exclude Italian.

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1 hour ago, jacobsaunders said:

it would as far as I'm concerned

Don't gorget the early Piedmontese makers who used grooves, Catenar, Sorsana, early Cappas...I think Celoniato, too, but I'd have to check that.

Don't think this violin has much to do with them, though, and I'm not sure I see ribs in a groove, in this photo either.

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Interesting observation, but it looks more like a chip due to the crack.

Mitred rib joints seem to exclude ribs in a groove either. I would guess old French (late 18th) as the most probable, made with the "preglued blocks" method.

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5 hours ago, martin swan said:

I can't see any evidence for it either ... what are you seeing?

 

In the final picture of the first set, I saw what looked like a shallow groove just above the upper treble corner - looking at the new pictures, I think it may have been a shadow under the ding on the edge.

 

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23 minutes ago, mood2000 said:

Mittenwald made 

 

 

What is your evidence?

I'm not disagreeing, just want to know ...

To be honest the body looks more like a revarnished Georg Kloz we once had than anything else I can think of.

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3 hours ago, martin swan said:

To be honest the body looks more like a revarnished Georg Kloz we once had than anything else I can think of.

This would not be in in accordance with the inside work nor the scroll (if both is original).

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