By: Maddy Shaw Roberts

A guest on Antiques Roadshow was delighted to be told her Italian-made violin is worth a considerable sum of money.

A rather valuable string instrument appeared in the most recent episode of Antiques Roadshow.

violin made by Italian luthier Carlo Giuseppe Testore was brought on to the TV show by a former violinist of the London Symphony Orchestra.

And she was pleased to discover the 17th-century instrument, which she purchased in 1978 for £7,000, is now worth between £40,000 and £60,000.

Looking inside the instrument, antiques expert Marc Allum spotted the name Testore, who he describes as “one of the greatest violin makers in history”.

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