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Possibly a Mittenwald factory trade violin?


Garth E.
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1 minute ago, Blank face said:

Of course one needs much more than only one (or a few) features. And it's very often much easier to tell where a violin was not made than to say where it was.

Always so much to learn... thank goodness professionals are not hard to find and will always accept money for their opinions ;)

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1 hour ago, jacobsaunders said:

Sometimes the year the scroll was made was written in ink on the endgrain bit of the pegbox beneath the nut (often covered in dirt)

Hard spot for me to photograph. Definitely see a 3 and maybe a 7. You have to squint a bit. Maybe you'll see something entirely different.

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13 minutes ago, Garth E. said:

Hard spot for me to photograph. Definitely see a 3 and maybe a 7. You have to squint a bit. Maybe you'll see something entirely different.

001 (3).JPG

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This isn't something one can read as a date. Sometimes a year is clearly to decipher, but very often it's only some crickle-crackle (like we say) which can mean anything like the monogram of a worker, of a shop or how many scrolls the individual carved this week. After delivering it to the wholesaler/Verleger it could be stored for some twenty years or longer till it was alligned to a white violin body, which was stored for another period till it was varnished, than set up another time later etc.

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