I have two violins in one case. One is labeled:Joh. Bapt. Schweitzerfecit at formanHieronym. Amati Pestini 1813Under that appears:Reparirt von Wilhelm Fredel, Dresden anno 1871.The other is labeled:Joh. Bapt. Schweitzerfecit at forman 1811Heironym. Amati Pestini 1811 anno 1898Under that:Repaired by Joseph A. ChannotLondon E. G.There is another set of scribbles in pencil with the words Lutgate Hill with what appears to be a signature scribbled and the letters M1702What do I have here? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hello,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'll be pleased to help you with this question.Both of your violins are workshop copies of Schweitzers, most likely made in one of the factories in Markneukirchen or Mittenwald, Germany, at the turn of the 20th century. Many violins with these labels were made there for export to the US. They are still considered to be good student violins today (not for concert performers).If both violins are in excellent condition with very good tone, their current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $1,200 each. If you were to sell them, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount.I hope this answer has been helpful to you. Thanks for using Just Answer!
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