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Violin ID - around 1780, english?


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Dear forum users, I‘m a professional violinist living in Vienna and I recently acquired this beautiful violin from a private collector - It is thought to be english from the late 18th century with no label or markings whatsoever and has a certificate by Claudio Amighetti, Cremona 2020.

The violin has some very interesting charateristics that can hopefully be seen on the pics, as well as a beautiful dark brown varnish. There was some restauration and repair work done.

Any help and advise would be much appreciated and of course I‘d be able to come by a workshop for a more thorough and accurate examination of this instrument so that one can establish if the condition does correspond to its value/current price!

Thank you very much in advance!

Regards,

Luís 

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As an Englishman, who has spent his working life in Germany and Austria, I noticed from an early age that the English colleagues describe any unidentifiable old violin as “German”, and German colleagues will describe the same unidentifiable violin from exasperation as “English” rather than admit they don’t know. If you are “looking for a new violin” it is surely better you look for one, where you know what it is. You are welcome to bring your fiddle to Klosterneuburg, and I would try to work out what it could/couldn’t be with you.

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Thank you so much for your swift and prompt answer, exactly what a dear colleague and mutual friend of ours, Wolfgang Augustin, told me, I‘m afraid..- Right before he recommended your craftmanship and expertise :)

Thank you for the kind invitation, I most certainly will stop by your workshop in Klosterneuburg. Would sometime next week be possible for you? Thank you

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25 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

You are welcome to bring your fiddle to Klosterneuburg, and I would try to work out what it could/couldn’t be with you.

 

8 minutes ago, Spelman said:

I'd take Jacob up on his offer.

@Violin77, please go see Jacob.  You aren't going to get a better offer than that.  :)

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On 7/15/2021 at 11:19 AM, Violadamore said:

@Violin77, please go see Jacob.  You aren't going to get a better offer than that.  :)

[inside joke]..and while you are there please get some pictures of his dustbin. Better yet, raid it and put the contents up on Ebay as an "attic find" ;) [/inside joke]

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