I do not know - if there is a texting number, I can send 4 pictures of this instrument! Where would I find on the violin who made it?The pictures would also show the bow and the violin case!
Hello Tamsie, in the sound holes are there any maker's names? And who was it that appraised it at $500 did you get a written report with a description of it with a date and basis of comparable of how they came up with a value on it?
To provide the best answer here, I am going to need some pictures if possible. If you could please provide these for me, it would greatly aid me in my search.
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I will try to take pictures with a cameral that I can upload to my e-mail but it will be a while as we are in the process of moving into a house that we have built this year. Neither I now my husband know where we could find that appraisal of the violin that was done over 16 years ago. I had it appraised because our granddaughter/ now our daughter was in elementary school (4th or 5th grade) in about 2000 and wanted to take violin lesson. I didn't want to take any chances that she might harm the violin. Because of the estimated appraisal, I just went out and bought her one. This was done at a musical store in Wilmington, NC. I can't even remember the name. I will try to get back with you within a day or so! Appreciate any help you might be able to give me.
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There is a piece of paper on the inside of the right "S" shape sound hole. There is a Trade Mark that looks like a round pretzel and below it says "made in Nipon". There is nothing on the end of the bow except what looks like "silvery" pcolor metal and coming around to the other end of the strings it looks like sorta mirrow/ivory or something similar. Where the four strings are raised in the central area of the "S" shape sound holes, there is a star shape and below that the word "AUBERT". I will get you the pictures as soon as possible on my end! I had never seen the above before!
Using my resources to look into your inquiry, I was able to find comparable sales that give your Violin made in the early 1900's in Japan a current secondary market value of $100 - $300 USD at auction or in a private sale.
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