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Last month I purchased an “old French violin” from a gentleman in Ventenac-Cabardes, France. It is labeled: "Alex-dre DELANOY à Bordeaux, élève de JB Vuillaume, 1914". The violin also has a hand-inscription above the label "Modèle d'après Guadagnini" as pictured below. So, I’ve been told to be highly skeptical about labeling in violins with no validated provenance. My luthier in the Washington, D.C. area is not an expert in old European violins, but he said it is certainly an older instrument and in very nice condition. He believes it is of French origin, and postulates it may hav
I am looking at an authentic Paul Blanchard Cello from 1891. I like the sound and how it plays but wonder what experts think of the lutherie of this particular maker. More precisely my questions are: - How do his instruments compare to the more famous french makers (Vuillaume, Bernardel, Lupot…)? - Does he belong to the best french violin makers or is he somehow less good? - Is a cello by him a good investment? - What would be a fair price to pay for such an instrument in good condition? - I read that instruments after 1885 are to be valued lower. Is it true and why? Thanks for