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Any information on the origin and current market value of this violin would be appreciated if anyone can be of assistance. Two bows.
I am going to post a few pics, one of which is the name on a sticker inside this 1894 (on sticker) violin. I will try to post as many pics as I can but if unsuccessful, you may contact me at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send some directly to you. The owner was left this violin by her late husband and it was obtained by him from a Russian friend who had ties to Israel. She has expressed an interest in selling it. It was one of two owned by her late husband and it was the one he preferred.
In old script writing that Y might actually be a J and that first letter in the first name might be an A!!
What a fun mystery!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
Assuming that you are in the U. S., it may have been domestically produced. I believe that after 1891 all imported instruments had to be labeled with the country of origin such as Made in Germany, etc.
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To Uzi, I am in New Brunswick, Canada. The lady who owns it came to Canada from Hungary in the '50's, as did her late husband. The previous owner was from Russia, I believe. The Russian was a friend and gave it to her husband many years ago. My friend's husband had two violins but this was his favourite, and had the best sound for him.