Bernardo Calcagno, Genoa, c. 1750

Violin: 24151

Labeled, "Bernardus Calcanius fecit, Genuae, Anno 1756."

Back: of one piece half-slab cut maple with medium-width descending flame.

Top: in two piece of spruce, with medium-width grain broadening toward the edges.

Scroll: of plain maple.

Ribs: of quarter-cut maple.

Varnish: of a reddish-brown color.

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 15.9

Middle bouts: 10.9

Lower bouts: 20.2

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in 1920 Dr. D. T. Vail
until 1974 Kenneth Warren & Son
from 1974 Edwin D. Sheldon
until 2011 Alfredo Halegua
until 2011 Anonymous
in 2011 Sold by Tarisio
from 2011 Anonymous
2011 - 2014 Anonymous
until 2016 Anonymous
in 2016 Sold by Tarisio Private Sales
from 2016 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (2013)
  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son, Chicago, IL (1974) 1321-C, J-5016.
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., Cincinnati, OH (1920)
  • Certificate: Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., New York, NY

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  • Tarisio Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 4-5, 2011, New York, Tarisio, Tarisio, New York


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