Is this a real H. Derazy 1855?

July 25, 2019, 7:54 PM · I am looking for advice.

Is this a real Honore Derazy? The label seems correct. The violin exhibits similar characteristics to other archived photos of recent auctions of Derazy's. It is available at a local, reputable shop, but the price is about 30-70% less expensive than other recent Derazy auctions online. This instrument does not come with a certificate of origin/authenticity.

My son has trialled over 45 violins across 7 shops and 350 miles. This instrument he considers top 2 of all the instruments so far. He is an accomplished player, 4th in competition state-wide, first regionally, playing at an RCM level 9.

https://imgur.com/a/RJBnTYI

Advice from Luthiers or violin brokers would be appreciated.

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