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Just stumbled across a thread regarding a Hermann Dolling

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Customer: HI, Just stumbled across a thread regarding a Hermann Dolling Jr. Violin I am trying to give it a value but its much nicer than most of the commercial Dolling that I am familiar with.....
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Customer: Its modeled after earlier Brescian work, double purfling, single turn on scroll....
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

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

Please tell me the exact wording on the label n this violin.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
HI Judith,There is no label. Its a stamped signature brand and reads Hermann Dolling Jr. No Date
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 10 months ago.

Herrmann Dolling Jr (1862-1923) worked in Markneukirchen, Germany. He was trained by various masters, including his father, and joined the family business in 1886.

Your violin must be an example of his earlier, independent work, as the later violins made in the company's workshop, is derivative of the Italian masters.

If it is in very good condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $3,500. 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 $1,400, depending on location and actual condition.

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