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I have two violins one label says Joesef Guarrnerius Fecit

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I have two violins one label says Joesef Guarrnerius Fecit Cremonae anno 1720 IHS with a upside down cross??
The other is a Peate's Music house Violin. Both of these are of unknown age. Do you have any idea what they are worth or the age?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with this.

Your first violin is a copy of a Guarneri model violin, made at the turn of the 20th century in Germany. Several factories operated there, making thousands of these violins for export. They are still considered to be good student instruments today (not for concert performers).

If your violin is in very good condition with very good tone, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $800.

Is there a label in the other violin? If so, what does it say?

Expert:  twinb1201 replied 1 year ago.


I am waiting for you to answer my question about your other violin so I can value it for you.

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