newtviol2 Posted February 27, 2003 Report Share Posted February 27, 2003 Hi. I recently received a violin that was left in someone's attic for a long time. My local violin repairman said it was built by F. August Glass in the 1800s in Germany, and maybe worth a couple thousand. The initials "AG" are stamped on the knob on the back. The label reads: Freid. Aug. Glass verfertigt nach Jacobus Stainer, in Abfam, prope Oenipontum, 1690 The violin wasn't well taken care of, and there are nicks along the side, the varnish is worn in places, so I'm sure it's $$ value isnt' much. However, it plays beautifully, has a clear, and quick response. The yellowish varnish, puffed-up body and carved f-holes are characteristics of Stainer. My question is, I read that Stainer died in 1683, therefore how could he have make a violin in 1690? I'm sorry I can't provide a picture for you. Any information you could provide on Glass would be helpful. Thank you. newt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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