Cremona Violin Shop, Chicago, 1920's

April 5, 2004 at 05:45 AM · I have a violin which has a seller's label, "Cremona Violin Shop, Register No. 37869, Grade 13, Clementi Registrar" from about 1922.

The violin also has a JB guadagnini label in it, but I rather doubt that it is one. Any info. would be appreciated.

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April 5, 2004 at 05:38 PM · I started studying on an "Antonio Stradivarius" labelled fiddle (I mean not a violin) from the same period .Later on ,I noticed that most of "Soap boxes" of the begining of the 20th century had the same kind of label (Stradivarius;Guarnerius et so on ).Not so many lawyers by those times .So don't trust paper label .A carved brand would be more relevant.

April 8, 2004 at 07:15 PM · I was wondering more about any familiarity with the Cremona Violin Shop in Chicago, and their evaluating system & why they thought that my violin was a Grade 13 (between what & what)

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