Spirito Sorsana, Cuneo, c. 1736

Violin: 30736

Labeled, "Spiritus Sorsana / fecit Cunei 1736."

Back: One-piece of faintly figured maple

Varnish: Chestnut-brown

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 11 cm

Middle bouts: 16.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1952 Sold by William Lewis & Son
in 1955 Sold by William Lewis & Son
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in 1993 David Montagu
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in 2006 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1993) #4068.
  • Certificate: William Lewis & Son, Chicago, IL (1957)
  • Certificate: Albert Arnold Ltd. (1951)

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  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 8, 2006, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • The Lewis Collection of Old Violins, Violas, Cellos & Bows (Fall, 1952), William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Lewis Collection of Old Violins, Old Violas, Cellos & Bows (Spring, 1955), William Lewis & Son, Chicago, 1955


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