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I have in my possession a very old violin with label that

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I have in my possession a very old violin with label that says "Nicola Russmanto"
and then "Fabrica Di Armonici" or possible a 1 instead of the last i.
then it says "V.S. LIBBORIO N12 Napoli 1889"
Can you tell me if this legit? or a copy?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

Your violin is a factory-made piece fro Italy, around the turn of the 20th century. "Fabrica di Armonici" translates from the Italian to "Factory of Harmonics". Nicola Russmanto is a brand name and the VS Libborio N12 Napoli is the address.

If it is in very good condition with very good tone, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your violin is approximately $1,000. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $400, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 5 months ago.

HI,

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