Old violin and bow - where to find information on it?
My wife has an old violin that belonged to her grandfather. It is in a wooden case and has a bow marked Villaume (but no "å Paris"), just the stamp "Villaume". The violin has a label with the names Anno Feci(rat?) 1821 and also Francois Sholt(sar?). Just wondering if anyone can place any of these people. Might a Villaume bow have been marked only with Villaume, but not with the "å Paris"?
Anyway, would love to find out more about this instrument and see if it has any value. Does anyone know if there are any knowledgeable people in Arizona who might be able to share some insight.
There are violin shops in Arizona but I am not familiar with any of them. You might try calling one of the violin
Go to Maestronet.