Felice Mori Costa, Parma, 1809

Violin: 12626

Labeled, "Felix Mori Costa, Parma, 1809..."

Back: in two pieces of oppio maple with narrow irregular figure running more or less horizontally

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium grain

Scroll: the scroll plain, the pegbox a replacement with some figure on the bass side

Ribs: of plain slab cut maple in the upper and lower bouts and of plain quarter cut maple in the C bouts

Varnish: of an orange-brown colour on a lighter ground

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.6 cm

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until 1940 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1940 P. G. Pavey
until 1941 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1941 J. F. Randall
in 2000 Sold by Sotheby's
... ...
in 2007 Anonymous
in 2007 Anonymous
... ...
in 2014 Sold by John & Arthur Beare
in 2014 Sold by J & A Beare Auctions
2014-2017 Anonymous
in 2017 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2017 Anonymous
from 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2014)

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  • Beares Auctions Catalogue October 2014, J & A Beare Auctions
  • Brompton's Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 7, 2011, London, London
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 14, 2000, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London
  • Tarisio Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, February 20 - March 2, 2007, London, Tarisio, Tarisio, London
  • W. E. Hill & Sons - Business Records (1850 - 1990)


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