vuillaume bow and Caspara da Saloin Brescia violin
I came across a unique item during my last search. In an old tattered leather case is a bow with Vuillaume pressed into the wood.
The violin itself is in considerably good condition and has two marking on the I side body. 1. Caspara da Saloin Brescia 1595.
2. Eduard Reichert Dresden, fecit anno 1899.
Im lookong for information on this and how to tell if it's authentic.
There are also some very old scraps of paper with musical notes written and a few other items.
Depends what you mean by authentic. The second label suggests the violin was marketed by a large distribution company that used the made-up brand name Eduard Reichert. The violins were the work of hundreds or thousands of anonymous builders. The other label refers to the "model", though I wouldn't expect it to have much in common with a real da Salo. May be similar to a da Salo model I have that has the Karl Hofner trademark on its label.
The results of several Eduard Reichert violin auction sales by Skinner are at this website:https://www.skinnerinc.com/search?s=Eduard+Reichert
I don't need to be an expert to tell you its more than likely a fake Vuillaume bow as fakes outnumber the real ones by a huge margin.
Eduard Reichert is not listed in my German makers book, so I assume Bruce is right, its a made up name for a production violin presumably made in Markneukirchen/Schoenbach
Finding a bow stamped Vuillaume happens quite often, but finding a real one definitly not.
There are a lot of people here who can help, but with such limited information they can only speculate.
Frog, tip, shape, stick where frog is mounted with frog dispatched.
I'm new to the blog scene so I'll post some pictures later today if I can figure out how!
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