Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, date unknown

Violin: 45023

Labeled, "Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore del fu Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada larga al fegno dell' Aquila Milano 174*"

Back: Two-piece of faint narrow curl descending from the joint

Top: of fine grain on the treble side, opening out to medium grain on bass side

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of slightly more pronounced medium curl

Varnish: Light orange-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm


- Sold by Joseph Joachim
until 1919 John & Arthur Beare
... ...
in 1979 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1919)
  • Receipt: John & Arthur Beare, London (1919)

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  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 2, 1988, Köln
  • Sotheby's Highly Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 8, 1979, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 1979 (illustrated)


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