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Can someone tell me about this violin?
Joh. Kulik Geigenmaker. In Prag
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January 19, 2014 - 6:03 am
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Hi I inherited this violin but I do not know anything about them. The sticker on the inside says: Joh. Kulik Geigenmaker. Below that it says : In Prag. The head piece has a carving of a head. Any information you can give me wou3873976478.jpgImage Enlarger3873976478_5.jpgImage Enlarger3873976478_6.jpgImage Enlarger3873976478_7.jpgImage Enlarger3873976478_3.jpgImage Enlargerld be appreciated. Thanks

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January 19, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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Google translate says Geigenmaker = Violin maker.

Joh. Kulik on the web search resulted in

Amati .com came up with

The Brompton’s Book of Violin & Bow Makers
Author: John Dilworth
KULIK, Johann Born 1800, died 1872 Prague Czech Republic Highly regarded maker of refined Cremonese models. Fine spirit varnish in appropriate shades. Particularly well-carved scrolls. Some eccentric small pattern instruments with deep ribs made to the suggestions of Leopold Savoi. Genau nach Antonius Stradivarius gemacht / von Johann Kulik,1852 Joh. Kulik. Geigenmacher in Prag. A. 18..

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January 20, 2014 - 8:17 am
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Hey samson7,

I hesitate to say, but if it's a real Kulik and in great shape, it can be very valuable. Having said that, selling an instrument like that is a whole different story. There are few real good appraisers that charge a nice fee to appraise it, but you won't be able to sell it for a good price without an official well documented appraisal from a respectable firm. Before doing so you'll probably want to show it to some local luthiers (if you have any) just to get an idea.

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