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Violin/Georg Carl KreBschmann


reynir wrote at 2007-04-08 23:19:33

The B in KreBschmann is probably misread german character Esset '', which is pronounced as "z", while 'Z'  as "ts" so it is the correct name.  

Richard Grant wrote at 2008-04-23 21:15:45
I also have a violin with the same dates and it is for a 10-13 year old to play etc.

made by Georg Carl Kretzschmann   Neukirchen, Germany 1795

It does have Old Germanic style etc. The "TZ" Looks like a B etc.

JoyInMySoul wrote at 2009-11-30 02:30:15
I have this same violin.  It was my great-great grandfathers.  My mother told me that he used it for a living...playing at weddings in Italy at different villages and travelling by donkey!  How do you get it authenticated?  I have never heard about this.

Deb wrote at 2015-01-18 13:52:35
I just read a question/answer from Feb. 3, 2007 regarding a violin with the name Georg Carl KreBschmann  in it and a repair label from Herbert D. Moon in 1946. I wanted to let the writer and expert know that Herbert D. Moon is my grandfather's brother. He was born in Williamstown, MA Dec. 25, 1885 and died in White Plains NY. He was living in White Plains as a teacher. He made violins all of his adult life - I have two of them - and had earned quite the reputation in his hometown. Hopes this helps a bit. Deb,  


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