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I have a violin made in 1776 by an Italian violin maker

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i have a violin made in 1776 by an Italian violin maker whose name starts with M. how can I determine it's value?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.


Is there any way you could capture an image of the signature/label on the interior with the maker name?


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I think it is maggini but hard to see
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it is inside the violin only visible thru the S hole
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.

If you place this under a light and capture an image that focuses on the visible areas of the label, that will be very helpful - along with a full photo of the violin, front/back and the curled end.


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Okay Nora I will have to come back to you in about thirty minutes is that okay?
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.

Any time is fine, no rush. ~Nora