I have a violin acquired by family member in late 1800's. The label on the inside of the violin has: Antonius Stradiuarius cremonensi Faciebat Anno 17How can I determine if it has any value?
Local antique dealer
Hello,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'll be pleased to help you with this question.Your violin is a workshop copy of a Stradivarius. It was made in one of the many factories operating in Markneukirchen and Mittenwald, Germany at the turn of the 20th century (circa 1890 - 1921). These instruments were turned out for export to the US. Many were originally sold by mail order catalogs, such as Sears. They are still considered to be good student instruments today (not for concert performers).If your violin is in excellent condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $1,000 - $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.I hope this answer has been helpful to you. Thanks for using Just Answer!
Classically trained musician with more than 20 years experience appraising musical instruments.