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Jacobus Stainer in Absam prope Oenipontum 17 is it real???
Wills34 posted a topic in The PegboxThis is my moms old violin that she inherited from her grandpa a long time ago. I am wondering if it is authentic and if it is, what is its value? (Not looking to sell just curious of my family history)
Fake Conrad Götz Violin?
arielle123 posted a topic in The PegboxHey. Just wondering if Conrad Gotz has any violin with just a sticker inside? So weird because I havent seen any like that except this one that I own.
Expert recommendations for modern italian violin certificate
Goffriller posted a topic in The PegboxHi everyone! I recently purchased an instrument an instrument (most probably) from the early 20th century Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, and I was wondering if there are any experts that are specialized for certificates of authentification and valuation for this type of instrument. Thanks for your input!
Johan Baptist Schweitzer Fecit Pestini 1833 real or copy?
Alvis posted a topic in The Auction ScrollGood day! I'm in the market for a professional grade viola and I was browsing antique ones on Ebay for fun. I cam across a Johan Baptist Schweitzer Fecit Pestini 1833 viola. I know as far as violins go, there are a lot of fakes with the date 1813. However, I was unsure about this viola. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Size-Viola-Johan-Baptist-Schweitzer-Fecit-Pestini-1833-/161917498048? It has a stamp but I don't know if I should trust it. I asked the owner about it through messages and he said "This is a viola I have bought in 1985 in Romania (Eastern Europe) for the equivalent of $7000 (in the local currency ). Since then,I had it evaluated by the Romanian reputed " Composers Association " and by the Romanian Patrimony associated with the "Magazinul Muzica " where I have obtained the permission to export it (actually carry it with me in the U.S.A.) The viola still carries a stamp(on the left side )stating what I just explained to you. It comes with a case to which is still attached the label from the airline Pan AM (One of the last flights of Pan Am !). Inside there is a label reading :Joh. Bapt.Schweitzer fecit Pestini 1833. The 33 from the 1833 is completed by hand ,in black ink. Also,right below that information,it bears a note ,in pencil,reading :Rep. M Hanganu,1990. Hanganu was a famous Romanian violin maker ,trained in the Reghin region of Romania,where some of the most valuable string instruments are still being made.. So ,Master Hanganu serviced my viola in 1990 (new bridge,strings)." If it is real, do you guys think it'd be professional grade or intermediate/advanced? Thank you for reading this!