Valsonora upright piano

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Valsonora upright piano

Post by Catherine » 19 May 2013, 14:57

Hello everyone,
my friend bought old upright piano few months ago, we are trying to identify it but I can find nothing.
It is Valsonora, and we found there some signets from exhibitions (from Meerane, Plauet, Zwickau, Leipzig), signet of Friedrich August III. and others says "dem verdienste".
I will be grateful for any help with identifying. I haven't any good photos of piano, but i upload some as soon as i can.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 19 May 2013, 18:03

Valsonora was a maker of zithers who sometimes put their name onto pianos, but I have no evidence they actually made pianos. The dates of exhibition medals listed on there may give some clue to age, as explained at
http://pianogen.org/exhibition.html

Until we have photos of the whole piano, I can't tell you anything about it.
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Re: Valsonora upright piano

Post by Bill Kibby » 25 May 2013, 09:52

Thanks for the photos. The casework has been modernised, probably in the fifties, and it is difficult to judge anything much by it. The medals indicate that the piano was made after the 1906 exhibition, as you can read at
http://pianogen.org/exhibition.html
I can only guess that it might be from around 1907. If the action (the working parts of the notes) is marked with the action makers' name and number, I may be able to date this. Otherwise, have a look at
http://pianogen.org/datemarks.html
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