Anyone familiar with this maker?

March 20, 2019, 5:02 PM · Hark Sark. Label says Poneto, Indiana. Luthiers have said it looks like Mr. Sark's violins were made by someone who had studied the craft in Europe.

I have seen one other Sark violin come up with google results - 1915, sold with Brompton's. Other than that, I have encountered no record of this maker. However, I don't have books listing American luthiers. :)

Does anyone own a Sark violin? or have any information about him and how/where he learned? (I do know he died in 1966)...I am just curious!

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March 23, 2019, 8:15 PM · I am not terribly surprised (though a bit disappointed) that no one has anything to say about this guy!
March 23, 2019, 8:55 PM · No mention in Wenberg's American makers book.
March 24, 2019, 6:51 AM · Referenced at Brompton's:

https://www.bromptons.co/reference/results/details/violin-by-harry-sark-poneto-1915.html

March 24, 2019, 3:49 PM · That’s helpful to know, thanks! He stubbornly remains a mystery.

Yes, the Brompton’s was the only other record I saw.

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