Certificates & Appraisals

Certificates of authenticity

Certificates of authenticity by Jean-Jacques Rampal, violin maker and expert for the Paris Court of Appeal are worldwide respected. He is assisted by Jonathan Marolle, his collaborator since december 2004 and associate since 2017. Jonathan is appointed “Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris” in 2019.

The certificate gives the origin of the instrument, its entire description (measurements, types of materials used etc) and his accompanied by photographs.

Our certificates have a great reputation world wide and enable our clientele to buy and sell an instrument in total confidence.

Fee : 5% of the appraised value (not including taxes)


The appraisal determines the actual value of the instrument. it is required by insurance companies and in some particular cases, by individuals

Fee : 3% of the appraised value (not including taxes)

Oral opinion

Fees: 100€ TTC  


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