Carlo Giuseppe Testore, Milan, c. 1695

Violin: 29609

Labeled, "Carlo Giuseppe Testore in Contrada Larga di Milano al Segno dell' Aquila 1697."

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Back: in two pieces of quarter cut maple with light flame descending from the center.

Top: The top in two pieces of spruce with medium-width grain.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a brown color.

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.7 cm

Lower bouts: 20.2 cm

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until 1907 George Haddock
1907-c. 1910 Edgar Haddock
in c. 1910 George Hart
c. 1910-1914 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1914 Evelyn Kitson
in 1948 Henry B. Briggs
... ...
in 1954 Sold by William Moennig & Son
1954-1991 Arnold Sukonick
c. 1991-2021 Anonymous
in 2021 Sold by Tarisio
from 2021 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Proforma Certificate: Tarisio, New York, NY (2021)
  • Certificate: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1954)
  • Bill of sale: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1954)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1948)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1914)

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.)


  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Philip J. Kass, The Queens College Press, Flushing, NY (illustrated)


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