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Lowden Jameswright Fake Strad? - Circa 1780 (17) Fake Strad? - Circa 1780 08 May 08

Following a spring clean a relative has unearthed an old 3/4 size violin she says is unwanted. It looks a very attractive little instrument, and inside are the following markings:

Antonius Stradiuarius Cremonent?is

Facebat Anno 1780

... followed by a trademark AS inside 2 circles with a cross

I have to assume that some long passed fiddle maker was either on the fiddle, on the booze, or just had a wicked sense of 18th century humour.

Is this instrument likely to be worth anything?

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