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Spotted online by Sebastopol One Man Band (check his website:hommeorchestre.wix.com/sebastopol/accueil), it could be one of the very first style 3 exemplar (or first one ?). Thanks to him for this discover for I haven't seen this one before !
Mark, Colin, Michael, would you have any more information about it ? Could the "E" engraved on the side be for Elisabeth, the first wife of John Dopyera ?
Anyway, here's a spectacular & exceptionally fine engraved exemplar with butterflies & dragonflies among the lilies...
My squareneck De Lux (Acanthus engraving) hasaserial number 376. The article states that metal wells didn't start until 380 or more - but mine DOES have a metal well - likely German Silver, as it's not the later standard steel.
Hi Alexandre I discussed this on the "Palm Trees, Senoritas...etc" facebook page back in January. Yes, Marc Schoenberger and Anne Dopyera and I discussed it being a "probable" Elizabeth Dopyera early version. We obviously can't ever be sure but it fits the bill, date wise Best Mark