Carlo Annibale Tononi


Violin maker
(maker: 1675 – 1730)

Born in Bologna, Carlo Tononi studied violin making with his father Giovanni and worked in his home town until Giovanni's death in 1713. He moved to Venice in 1717, the same year that Pietro Guarneri arrived there from Cremona, and the two worked alongside one another in Matteo Sellas' shop. While the ideas of Guarneri are a frequent presence, Tononi's work shows a considerable range of influences and models, including high-arched copies prevalent at the time, and Cremonese-inspired models with stunning workmanship and beautiful varnish.

Instruments

Relevant instruments and bows found on Cozio Archive:
Cello: 2 | Viola: 1 | Violin: 31 | 30 other properties not displayed publicly

Name Type Year ID
  Cello 1720 45730
  Cello 1725 30089
  Viola 1700 53006
  Violin 1700 44686
  Violin 1701 45434
'Cottrell' Violin 1702 42350
  Violin 1704 45457
  Violin 1708 54212
  Violin 1715 45363
  Violin 1715 42826
  Violin 1716 46909
  Violin 1718 59945
'Oliveira' Violin 1718 41066
  Violin 1720 40824
  Violin 1720 47449
  Violin 1720 61239
  Violin 1720 42610
  Violin 1722 60014
  Violin 1725 40203
  Violin 1725 44863
  Violin 1725 49947
  Violin 1726 47480
  Violin 1726 51650
  Violin 1726 42310
  Violin 1726 44704
  Violin 1729 40188
  Violin 1730 60184
'Chittolini, Petersen' Violin 1732 46822
  Violin 1732 54898
'Colonne' Violin 1733 44553

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