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Thread #30334   Message #733685
Posted By: reggie miles
20-Jun-02 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Subject: RE: What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
Is there an online sight about violin makers that anyone knows of? I found a couple of violins that seem unusual. One is made by Joh. Bapt. Schweitzer. It says: fecibat ferman Heironymy Amati, Pestini 1819 on the label. Which I assume means that it was a copy of a an Amati made in some city by the name of Pestini??? Is Schweitzer a Swiss name? Then I also have one by someone named, Geronimo Barnabetti. Above his name is initialed J. T. L. and below it simply says Paris. Then I have another that says Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonensis, Faciebat Anno 1730. It's all Greek to me. Perplexed