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Hello all :mellow: - just a returning addict!

I have here an old germanic looking violin 

It is labelled Giuseppe Wercini (or Bercini?) Roma 1789

Has anyone come across this appellation, or could it simply be a fake Italianate name?

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54 minutes ago, reg said:

Hello all :mellow: - just a returning addict!

I have here an old germanic looking violin 

It is labelled Giuseppe Wercini (or Bercini?) Roma 1789

Has anyone come across this appellation, or could it simply be a fake Italianate name?

Sounds like a made up name to me - no 18th century Roman makers I can think of with a name anything like that ...

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Thank you

The volute goes into the pegbox to almost exactly 6 o'clock

Corner blocks I can't see but will try with a camera

Also a pic at 45 '

First impressions?

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44 minutes ago, reg said:

Thank you

The volute goes into the pegbox to almost exactly 6 o'clock

Corner blocks I can't see but will try with a camera

Also a pic at 45 '

First impressions?

I find the characteristics mixed, but suspect a late 18th. to early 19th. Century origin somewhere in the southern Germanic area.  At the risk of causing a ruckus, I note that "Giuseppe Wercini" would be a plausible Italianization of the historically recorded Austrian Tyrol name, "Josef Wanker".  :D

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2 minutes ago, Violadamore said:

I find the characteristics mixed, but suspect a late 18th. to early 19th. Century origin somewhere in the southern Germanic area.  At the risk of causing a ruckus, I note that "Giuseppe Wercini" would be a plausible Italianization of the historically recorded Austrian Tyrol name, "Josef Wanker".  :D

Where is this Southern Germany center of violin making that you are talking about?

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Just now, Strad O Various Jr. said:

Where is this Southern Germany center of violin making that you are talking about?

Centered on Bavaria and spread mostly south, but elsewhere as well.  What Jacob refers to as "Füssen Diaspora". 

The thing isn't Saxon, even with the split lower rib.  What do you make of it?

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2 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

The Usual, i.e. Saxon/Bohemian "Musikwinkel"

If you say so, but I mildly disagree.  Maybe let's wait for some internal photos before anyone gets dogmatic?  :huh:

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Hello and sorry for the delay (blame in on the Stones!) - actually a Covid scare

Herewith pics of the edges and internally

It appears to my unpractised eye that the lining stop, and butt up against the corner block

Corner blocks appear very small and concave?

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