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#1 austincityman

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Posted 22 April 2002 - 03:10 PM

Hi,

I recently acquired a violin that has a light blue label inside that reads
"Siegfried's special copy of Antonius Stradivarius"
Made in Germany
It does not have any other information as to what Stradivari copy it is or anything else. Does anyone else have a similar violin? Also, is there any way of telling how old it is? I'm guessing that it was made in the early 1900's, because it says "Made in Germany", and that was after the trademark law the U.S. passed in the late 1800's which forced makers to reveal country of origin. Also, it doesnt say made in Western Germany, so it was made before the partition of Germany.. Any info on its worth? The violin doesn't seem to look like a truly special copy, because it appears to be a bit rough in construction..


#2 austincityman

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Posted 27 April 2002 - 04:31 PM

Has anyone heard of Siegfried violins, or how to go about finding info on him? I can only tell that it was made in early 1900's, based on the looks..

#3 Michael Darnton

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Posted 28 April 2002 - 09:17 AM

You've probably figured out on your own as much as anyone could tell you.
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#4 Holy Viola!

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Posted 28 April 2002 - 10:19 AM

According to Henley, it is Eugene Siegfried, and he worked in Berlin from 1902 to 1930.

The label says exactly what you said there!.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help,
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