Valuation and Appraisals

A complete written insurance appraisal is issued with each instrument and bow purchased from Cremona fine Violins, and appraisal updates are available upon request at no charge. We recommend updating appraisals . Appraisals are available for instruments and bows not purchased from Cremona fine violins. by appointment only. The following appraisal services are available:

Appraisal and Estimate Fees:

Includes written description of instrument or bow, including measurements and current replacement value. Mailed 7-15 business days from date of purchase/appointment date. By appointment Only.

Items purchased from Cremona fine violins.

No Charge

Items not purchased from Cremona fine violins

 

Instrument

$100.00

Bow accompanying an instrument

$70.00

Bow alone

$80.00

Zanetto Micheli (c. 1489 – after 1560) was the first representative of the oldest known family of string instrument makers from the famous Renaissance Brescian school of strings and violin making, from which many very clear archive documents but (more important) some perhaps 20 original instruments (violins, violas, viols, double basses) seems to survive.

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