Posted by Tom Carding on March 21, 2004 at 10:23:44:
I have recently purchased an old violin - the label inside reads "Andreas Guarnerius fecit Cremona
Sub titulo Santa Teresia 1792" (The 92 is hand-written) After doing some research on Guarnerius I found out that he died in 1698 so it is obviously a fake, but I was wandering why somebody faking a guarnerius would put on a date nearly 100 years after his death - can anyone help?
P.s on the back there are the letters A and S on either side of a cross on the inside of a circle. Does anyone know of a maker who uses this symbol? Thanks
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