Santo Serafin, Venice, c. 1740


Cello: 22625

Labelled, "Sanctus Seraphin, Utinensis fecit, Venetijs fecit ann 1740."

Jason Price gives an analysis of the cello in this week's Carteggio feature

Back: in two pieces of quarter-cut maple with medium-width flame, descending from the center seam towards the edges.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with regular medium width grain.

Scroll: of similar wood

Ribs: of similar wood

Varnish: of a light golden brown color

Length of back: 71.5 cm

Upper bouts: 33.1

Middle bouts: 23.3

Lower bouts: 41.1

There are 17 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Notes:

Shown at the Exhibition of Venetian instruments in Boston, May, 2002.

The Violinmakers of Venice, Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, 2005

Provenance

- Sold by Hamma & Co.
- Sold by Henry Werro
in 1964 Sold by Emil Herrmann
in 1964 Sold by Jacques Francais
from 1965 Charlotte Moulyn
until 2017 Anonymous
in 2017 Sold by Tarisio
from 2017 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio Europe, London (2017)
  • Certificate: Jacques Francais, New York, NY (1966) #1438.
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann (1964) #7008.
  • Letter certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1945)
  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1731. Printed report available for purchase upon request.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)

References

  • Geigen aus Venedig, Aloys Greither, Werner Dausien, Hanau, 1986 (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 1610
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Box 57 (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston, 2005 (illustrated)

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