Brompton December... Autodidact?


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Just came across this oddly rounded looking violin on Brompton's December sale. Autodidact? Though most of the work look quite nice. And is the purfling modified or added later? Looks something is off to my untrained eyes.

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Also I am curious about Lot 319: Lot 319 - A Violin - 1st - 11th December 2020 Auction - Brompton's Auctioneers

It does have a slight Italian look to me, though the low estimation makes me second-guess my thought. It's in pretty bad condition though.

Posting just for education and sharing purposes. Not utilizing the knowledge from this forum for personal benefits. :)

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15 hours ago, W.C. said:

Also I am curious about Lot 319: Lot 319 - A Violin - 1st - 11th December 2020 Auction - Brompton's Auctioneers

It does have a slight Italian look to me, though the low estimation makes me second-guess my thought. It's in pretty bad condition though.

 

If it didn't have that label inside, would you think it was "slightly Italian" then?

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26 minutes ago, Wood Butcher said:

If it didn't have that label inside, would you think it was "slightly Italian" then?

No definitely not the label. Though looking back to it now I think Dutch. I thought the construction looked somewhat Italian, but tbh it is really hard to tell from only the front and back images, with an unrelated scroll. The F holes are saying no to Italian too. Thanks WB!

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1 hour ago, zhiyi_zhang617 said:

I thought the experts will chime in soon. To my untrained eyes, the fake scroll graft and the purfling extremely close to the edge are the dead giveaway. 

To me it looks more or less Dutch / Bohemian. I just thought it would be fun to post it here :D. Though I am not sure if that is a fake scroll graft. Looks to me the grains don't match.

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