Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'Joh. Bapt. Schweitzer'.
My great grandfather gave me his antique violin about thirty years ago when I used to play in school. I recently moved into a very small apartment and must downsize. I want to sell the violin but have no idea what it's worth. There's an old sticker inside the violin that reads: Joh. Bapt. Schweitzer Fecit At Forman Nicronymi Amat Petini 1813. If anyone has any info about this violin I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
I'm having a hard time figuring out the origin of this instrument. It seems to have a lot of French attributes. It is 24" long, French boxwood pegs with MOP inlay, the saddle could be from anywhere I suppose, and the scroll looks to be French. The top and back both are one piece, which is another clue I think. Also the ribbing seems to be more present than normal German violins from the 19th century (if it is from that period) My confusion is in the varnish. There is no label. If you can identify a maker, Chanot, Schweitzer, even Peter Wamsley maybe (here's hoping), that'd be great. Any help i