Guanarious violin

Oct 16, 2021. 03:05 UTC
Guanarious Violin
United States of America

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A 3/4 1728 Joseph Guanarious violin. Bought for my mother in the 1930's by my grandfather from a used instrument store near Pittsburgh PA. The original label is intact but difficult to get good pictures of. The label claims the maker, year and Christian cross with IHS below. It also says "German Manufacture". Joseph's name is followed by the word "fecit"


From my mother. It was repaired by a gentleman in the 80's who offered us any 2 violins in his store for trade. He was very disappointed we did not trade him. Never new why.

Answered within about 17 hours
Oct 16, 20:02 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $700 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$700 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jack,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage 3/4 German copy of a Joseph Guenarious violin"
late 19th/early 20th Century
printed label inscribed "Joseph Guenarious fecit / Cremonae anno 1728 / IHS (below a Cross) / German Manufacture"
3/4 size
two-piece maple back
CONDITION: in restored condition
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Jack paden Oct 17, 02:17 UTC

Joseph Guanarious fecit
Cremonae anno 1728
IHS (below a Cross)
German Manufacture

Hope this all helps.

Jack paden Oct 19, 15:19 UTC

Hello, when will I get an update?

Delia Oct 19, 15:55 UTC

Apologies for the delay, Jack, you're all set.

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