Does anyone recognize this symbol?

June 27, 2019, 5:39 PM · IMG_1198

I bought this fiddle a week ago and I'm trying to figure out who made it. There is no label on the inside. The only markings appears on the back of the scroll and reads A.W or W.A. The bridge was made by Ken Meyer who resides in Boston, MA. It looks to be American made, but the chin rest is from Germany. It has some niche qualities like the white purfling and extra indentions in the f-holes. If you recognize the lettering please give me a shout!


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June 27, 2019, 8:54 PM · What material is the white purfling? Not ivory I hope.
Edited: June 27, 2019, 10:31 PM · It's not a symbol, hahaha. It is simply an A.W., or W.A. probably name and surname. Andrew Washington, Willy Anderson... go figure.

Oh, sorry, I replied by just reading the title. I see you've noticed they are letters. I mean, it's not impossible not to realize they are letters, one could think it's a symbol and don't recognize the A and W separately.

June 27, 2019, 10:40 PM · Could it be AW Kaufman?
June 28, 2019, 10:15 AM · The work is way too crude for Kaufmann.

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