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I have the opportunity to purchase what appears to be a very
hello. I have the opportunity to purchase what appears to be a very old violin. I'm curious if there is a way to tell if it is authentic … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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My violin says Januarius, My violin says Januarius Gagliano
My violin says Januarius Gagliano filius Alexandri Neap 1170 inside it … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
College
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We have a violin marked inside as Januarius filius Gagliano
Hi, yes we have a violin marked inside as Januarius filius Gagliano Alexandri fecit Neap with a year either 1702 or 1792 and was trying to look it up … read more
AppraisalExpert
AppraisalExpert
Appraiser
Master's Degree
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Have aastrata. How can violin I be sure, I inherited it from
I inherited it from my mother. He father played and came from Germany. The markings look exact to me … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Mine says "JANUARIUS GAGLIANO FILIUS ALEXANDRI FECIT NEAP.
Mine says "JANUARIUS GAGLIANO FILIUS ALEXANDRI FECIT NEAP. 1732" So it must be a copy but there is nothing else written inside. Bought by my grandfather for my father in the 30s. My dad was in the NYU… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have an old family violin that was brought over from Norway
We have an old family violin that was brought over from Norway in 1865. Inside it there is a label that says: Januarius Gagliano filius Alexandri fecit Neap. 1770 Made in Germany. Would this be a work… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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Our family has an old violin that has been in the family more
Our family has an old violin that has been in the family more than100 years. It is in very good shape for its age. It has the little thing inside that says Carlo Bergonzi - Anno 1733. It also has CAN.… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
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how can we go about deteriming authenticity of an old violin
how can we go about deteriming authenticity of an old violin I suspect to be a Stradivarius? inside is printed to besr I can make out fried aug. glass verter gf nach Antonius Stradaurius Fies fabrikat… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
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From what I could read on the inside of the Violin -Antonius
From what I could read on the inside of the Violin -Antonius Stradivarius Crem-something Robert Berger what is the value of such it was in my family as far back as 1900-1920 something… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
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I inherited some instruments from my father a former professional
I inherited some instruments from my father a former professional violinist. The violin in question has been taken care of immaculately when he was alive but has sat in the case the past ten years. I … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
The violin I inherited from my grandfather and has been in
The violin I inherited from my grandfather and has been in the family since the late 1800's has a label inside that reads the following: "Joseph Guarnerius filius Andreae fecit Cremanae fub Titulo S. … read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
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I have a violin that my grandfather brought over from Bavaria
I have a violin that my grandfather brought over from Bavaria when he immigrated to the USA in the 1890's. He always said it was given to him by gypsies that would be encamped near his little village … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Old FERDINANDO GAGLIANO FILIUS,NICOLAI FECIT NEAP 17 --,BACK
Old FERDINANDO GAGLIANO FILIUS,NICOLAI FECIT NEAP 17 --,BACK 14 IN.GRAFTED AT BASE OF NECK,PEG HOLES CUT OUT AND INLETED WITH MATCHING WOOD AND GRAIN.ALMOST INVISABLE UNLESS CLOSE INSPECTION.COUPLE OF… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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Just received old violin that had been my gradfathers. He
Just received old violin that had been my gradfather's. He died over 70 years ago. Since then my mother had the violin until she died, then my sister had it until she died recently. I do not know the … read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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I just inherited a violin from my step-father. He passed
I just inherited a violin from my step-father. He passed away at 98. He had a violin in mint condition. I remember him saying someone in his family a long time ago played. The label inside reads: Jofe… read more
Kim D.
Kim D.
Antique Expert
208 satisfied customers
Hello, we have just received a heritage, and among other things
Hello, we have just received a heritage, and among other things - a violin. As far as I can tell the text inside says: Januarius Cagliano filiy Alexandri Neapel 1792. It seems to be playable, but woul… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
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My father just sent me the family violin which was played
My father just sent me the "family" violin which was played by his grandfather probably late 1800's. Inside, is the inscription "Petrus Guarnerius Cremonensis filius Andrea fecit Mantuae fub tit. Sanc… read more
twinb1201
twinb1201
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Bachelor's Degree
1,952 satisfied customers
What kind of value does an Antonius Stradiuvrius Cremonenlis
What kind of value does an Antonius Stradiuvrius Cremonenlis Faciebat Anno 1732 have. My father was the first one born here in the States. His family came from Stuttgart, Germany. I also have a second… read more
Appraiser Alan AOA C
Appraiser Alan AOA C
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All Organizational & Government Required Courses
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