Thanks, Britt! That's what I needed to know.
Your violin is a workshop copy of a Stradivarius model, made at the turn of the 20th century in Germany. Several factories operated there at the time, turning out these instruments for export. Today, they are considered to be good student instruments (not for concert performers). The "conservatory" stamp indicates it is a school instrument. The stamped initials are probably those of the school.
From your photo, I Can see that your violin is currently in fair condition, at most. You are missing the bridge and the chin rest. I can't tell if all the tuning peg are intact, but I can see that the finish is damaged.
In this condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your violin is approximately $300. 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 $120, depending on location and actual condition. In very good restored condition, and if it has very good tone, current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your violin would be approximately $1,200. 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 $480, depending on location and actual condition.
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