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Hello everyone, my daughter recently started violin lessons and I showed her grandfather's violin . We did some research but can not find anything using the label . Can anyone recommend a website for name search or makers. It has us curious and we just want to know what country it was made. My daughter seems very interested in pop pops violin he would play at Christmas time. It has brought back some very special memories for myself .
Any help appreciated.
Thank you for your direction and suggestion on the research help of my father's violin. I shared this with my daughter and she was excited to know she will be part of the violin community . She is 12 years old and excited to know we have become a part of a group of helpful people.
Yes the violin has a label but from what I researched I highly doubt it really is as old as the label says. The name on the label is Nicolo Cerinto Cremona 1727. The interesting thing is the (Scroll) is carved with a bearded man. I remember as a child thinking it was santa clauss. My father mostly played classical and music from Europe especially Austrian/hungarian music. The violin is too big for my daughter to play right now but I would love to see her play it as she grows .Any help much appreciated.
Welcome to the forum. As for your violin its extremely unlikely to be from cremona, a lot of german trade violins have italian labels stuck inside them, this is not to say its not old, if it was actually from cremona made by an italian luthier from that period it would be worth tens of thousands of pounds.
A violins worth in my opinion is what you think of it, my violin was 1250 pounds, Hungarian made intermediate, I love the sound of it and wouldnt part with it.
I hope your daughter sticks with the violin its a very rewarding instrument,and there are a lot of people on here who can answer questions.
Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum!
Wonderful that your daughter will start learning to play the violin!
Your Father's violin sounds very interesting.
I've seen carved bearded heads, but usually on French made violins.
Is there any decoration on the back?
You may wish to post your questions the "Instruments and Equipment" section or even "The Breakroom" for more exposure.
Many violin copies around, but here's a little info about old labels you might find helpful.
...old violin in my family, too - I can appreciate the sentiment.