Violin Value?Instruments: I currently own and play on a violin made by Johann George Lippold, the rest of the label reads: "musikalischer Instrumentanmacher in Neukirchen bey Adorf 1823". Anyone know about this maker?
From Catherine Palmer
I got this instrument when I was twelve from a private party. That is all I remember about the purchase which was about 40 years ago.
I think the tone is very rich and the E string sound just soars!It is a one piece back, in very good condition with excellent varnish.
I tried out a fellow musician's $50,000 violin, and was very surprised because I thought my violin had a much richer, warmer tone.
I find very little on the Web regarding Lippold violins. Does anyone else own a Lipphold? Can someone enlighten me on approximate value? Or at least refer me to a book on violins and their worth. (The two appraisals I have done, are not even close).
Thanks for reading, I appreciate any response.
From James KnechtMy parents bought me a Johann George Lippold 1807 violin for $250 in 1952. A chevy that now costs $25,000 cost $1750 then. Using that inflation factor would make the $250 violin now worth $3570.
Posted on April 20, 2012 at 08:11 PM
My violin was appraised for $3000 about 10 years ago. I have been playing it for 60 years. For the past 40 years I have been playing in a symphony orchestra. I hope this helps.
From Carlo BallaraThere is an entry in Henley that reads as follows...
Posted on April 20, 2012 at 09:06 PM
"Born 1739. Worked at Markneukirchen. Died 1824. Nothing especially distinctive in the contour (flat model), but the yellow-brown or cherry-brown varnish has a superior look to any used by his contemporaries. Supposed to have visited Cremona and found the recipe there. Backs generally of small flame material, although some are quite plain, fine belly wood. £90, 1960. "
One sold at Bromptons Auction house in 2008 for £900.
Hope that helps.
From N.A. MohrThe original post was made 8-years ago...
Posted on April 21, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Just to add, a violin doesn't necessarily increase in value just because it's aging...
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