Carlo Giuseppe Testore


Violin maker
(maker: c. 1660 – 1716)

Carlo Giuseppe Testore was not only the first in this family of Milanese makers, but also its finest craftsman. His work shows the strong influence of Giovanni Grancino, who is said to have taught him. More personal touches can be seen in the longer corners and distinctive scroll shape characteristic of the Testore family in general. Volutes typically have a diagonal bulge, which is quite different from the symmetrical design of Grancino's scrolls. Cellos by this maker are especially well regarded.

Instruments

Relevant instruments and bows found on Cozio Archive:
Cello: 9 | Violin: 30 | 139 other properties not displayed publicly

Name Type Year ID
  Cello 1690 45729
  Cello 1697 49161
  Cello 1699 43574
'Chittolini' Cello 1700 51084
  Cello 1700 44858
  Cello 1710 52571
  Cello 1711 54210
  Cello 1718 45242
  Cello (maker: c. 1660 – 1716) 8730
  Violin 1690 43580
'Galamian' Violin 1690 51445
  Violin 1690 43411
  Violin 1695 51583
  Violin 1697 48033
'Ludwig' Violin 1697 51077
  Violin 1697 60478
  Violin 1698 51082
  Violin 1700 48034
  Violin 1700 55584
  Violin 1700 44710
  Violin 1700 44625
  Violin 1700 46178
  Violin c. 1700 22525
  Violin 1701 54684
  Violin 1703 45248
  Violin 1705 44838
  Violin 1706 43337
  Violin 1706 41981
  Violin 1707 48633
  Violin 1708 43707

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