Restoration of Pegs

These are pegs from a fiddle by Eric Jonson
Helland in 1862.  This is a fiddle that deserves to
be treated as an antique.  What I did to the pegs
of this fiddle:

I put new ebony shafts on all the pegs.

In addition, one of the pegs was missing its little
bone topknot, and one of the pegs was missing
the bone facings.  I replaced both the missing
topknot and the missing facings.  The challenge
was to match the look of the old bone.   I think I
did pretty well.   Here are four pegs.  Can you
tell which is the new topknot, and which is the
new facing?

Note that Helland put little bone slips into the
peg heads crosswise, presumably to anchor the
bone facings.  This is the first instrument on
which I have seen this.










Answer: the peg on the left has the new
topknot.  The peg on the right has the new
facings.