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I have a claudio monteverde - cremona violin made in 1903.

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i have a claudio monteverde - cremona violin made in 1903. label is inside the violin and a french violin bow
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the antiques appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: that is all i know they are in excellent condition
JA: Is there anything else important you think the antiques appraiser should know?
Customer: they belonged to my brother. they were purchased in about 1945 -46
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Please send images at your convenience.

~Nora

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what is your email address?
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

You can try emailing your images to *****@******.*** and write “For Nora/Antiques” in the subject line of the email.

Photos sent by email do not arrive to me directly nor instantly, they get forwarded to me by admin.

~Nora

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hi nora, i have not received an evaluation of the violin and bow. thank you --- norman nebel
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi Norman,

I have not received any images as of yet.

~Nora

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I SENT THE IMAGE A WEEK AGO AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT THEY FORWARDED THEM TO YOU.
NORMAN NEBEL
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I do not have images.

I will opt-out and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra. There is not a guarantee that you will receive a response.

I will not be able to respond back after opting-out

I do hope you find the information that you seek.

~Nora

Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi Norm,
My name is***** have been dealing in and appraising Antiques for over 40 years, and I can help you with this.
Can you post a photo of this?
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Click the Browse button
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Select your file and click Open
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hi wayne, i don't see a paper clip icon , where is it ?- norm
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi Norm,

It should be right above the box that you are typing in. In some browsers it can be a tree. You can also email photos to***@******.*** Photos for Wayne

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hi wayne, there was no paperclip or tree above this box. i email the photos to***@******.*** attention photos for wayne. awaiting yoour evaluation -thanks -norm
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Received the photos, any name of maker on the bow?

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No idea that some put it inside the frog
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What is your appraisal on the violin and bow
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Does this say "Officina" on the label, and most I've seen are dated 1923. Could you please check?

Thanks,

Wayne

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I wrote with the pictures that the label said official Claudio Monteverdi signed by Giovanni Maria verities 1923
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi Norm,

Assuming it is in good playable condition this would sell for $3000-5000 at auction. Not sure about bow, without a maker I can't really tell you, but almost all are marked on the stick above the frog. A good place to sell this is Skinner Auction skinnerinc.com.

Thanks,

Wayne

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Expert:  Wayne replied 9 months ago.

Hi,
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Wayne