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Dear fellow forum readers, Those who heard of the maker Joseph Hamberger, could you let you know your thought about this violin which is sold already but in any case looks interesting. To my (relatively) untrained eyes it is an original piece, I like the varnish on the front. I am not 100% convinced if a label from the first half of the 1800s would look like this, but maybe you have some view on that, too. http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-Geige-Anno-1836-/121974396712?hash=item1c663d9728%3Ag%3ARvsAAOSwKfVXEJ4t&nma=true&si=ytZfTI0nOMFZV9aUlNRc00j8Am0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 For a price in the low 300 EURs, it was a steal. Or? Best, tarvisio
Hello everybody. Since I am new to this forum, I think it is appropriate to introduce myself: My name is Michael, I am from Austria and I am 29 years of age. Last week I visited my grandfather, who is fatally ill. He played something for me on his violin. Afterwards he showed me the instrument and told me that it is a genuine Jean Baptiste Vuillaume. At first, I did not understand the meaning of this, since I had no idea who Jean Baptiste Vuillaume was. Google fixed my lack of knowledge. He said that I should go and sell it. There is a stamp on the inside of the back. I looked through the f-holes with a flashlight and was able to read Rue Demues-Ternes and TBV or something similar. How can I be certain if it is a true Jean Baptiste Vuillaume? I read that there is a high number of phonies around. If it is genuine, where would I go and sell an instrument like this? What would it be worth? It seems, sometime in the past it was repaired, because it is also a stamp of the violin maker present on the back. I think it is not in the best shape though. There is a tiny crack on the bottomside. It looks very old of course, but I think this is pretty normal, because it is in fact a pretty old instrument. It looks like it has been played a lot. I will add photos later on. But at the moment I do not have any yet. I would be very greatful for your help. Thanks in advanced, Michael