Printed in the instrument: Antoniass Stradivarius cremonefus faciebat anno 17 made in Germany there is also a circle with a cross and Intials AS
My grandmother owned this item
Hello Deanne ,
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Considering the photographs, overall pattern, style and the model, I concluded that this is a Semi-Antique "Antoniass Stradivarius Cremonefus Faciebat Anno 17.." labeled violin. The piece dates back to the period from 1930 to 1950. The piece and it's similars were sort of copies in style of original piece by the well known 18th century violin master, Antonio Stradivari. He lived and produced unique, exquisite violins in Italy, Cremona. The original pieces from him catches prices up to 3.5 Million Dollars in auction. Of course this one of yours is a later copy marked with his pseudo label but not to forge but to indicate that the piece was designed in his style based on his pieces. The piece has a warm, redwood toned varnish. The piece is accompanied by a case as well. The piece is in good condition with visible signes of use and age.
Condition: The piece is in good condition with visible signes of use and age.
Provenance: Inherited from the current owner's grandmother.
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