Old Violins (1600's) seek Expert

Old Violins (1600's) seek Expert

Post by Farti » Tue, 16 Jul 1996 04:00:00



I recently found an old violin in a very old case which has a famous
violin maker's name inside it.  I would like to know an expert who can
help me find out if it is real.

Please help me if any one knows a expert.    

         thanks

 
 
 

Old Violins (1600's) seek Expert

Post by PAUL NELS » Wed, 17 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I recently found an old violin in a very old case which has a famous
> violin maker's name inside it.  I would like to know an expert who can
> help me find out if it is real.

> Please help me if any one knows a expert.    

>          thanks

Antonius Stradivarius, right? or some variation? In the latter part of the
19th century and around the turn of the century mail-order houses like
Sears sold violins with those markings- inexpensive instruments with
labels that look nice and old. I think almost any violin teacher would be
able to tell you if you really have something that's worth investigating-
but frankly, the chances are that it's one of those. They're really quite
common.

That being said, it *is* possible that you've really made a find..... good luck!

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Old Violins (1600's) seek Expert

Post by Leslie A. Wass » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00


: I recently found an old violin in a very old case which has a famous
: violin maker's name inside it.  I would like to know an expert who can
: help me find out if it is real.

: Please help me if any one knows a expert.    

:          thanks

Try in the yellow pages under musical instruments...no, I'm serious.  If
you are in a larger city, you should be able to find a dealer in
orchestral instruments, and they may have or know the expert you need.  An
alternative would be the music department of a major university.  Good
luck with your instrument!

 
 
 

Old Violins (1600's) seek Expert

Post by Charleen Bunjiovian » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>> I recently found an old violin in a very old case which has a famous
>> violin maker's name inside it.  I would like to know an expert who can
>> help me find out if it is real.

>Antonius Stradivarius, right? or some variation? In the latter part of the
>19th century and around the turn of the century mail-order houses like
>Sears sold violins with those markings- inexpensive instruments with
>labels that look nice and old.

>That being said, it *is* possible that you've really made a find..... good luck!

On the other hand, if everyone who's posted this question in the last
three years had actually *found* one of the "missing" Strads,  the number
of known-to-be-genuine Stradivarii would have tripled by now. :-)

Since DejaNews now archives rec.antiques and some future
Stradivarius-discoverer may have the wit and ability to look there first,
here's a brief list of what Sears, Roebuck and Co. offered in their
1894 catalog:

Stainer model
Stradivarius model
Magini model
Bergonzi model
"Sarasate" Amatus model
Guarnerius model

Charleen

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