Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, 1620, the 'Bartholony'

Violin: 40208

Labeled, "Gio Paolo Maggini in Brescia"

Back: Two-piece, ornamented

Scroll: later

Length of back: 35.36 cm

Upper bouts: 17 cm

Middle bouts: 11.33 cm

Lower bouts: 20.68 cm


One of the instruments exhibited in Brescia in June, 2007 at the "Gio Paolo Maggini Secoli di dettagli" exhibition.

Gio Paolo Maggini, Exhibition - Brescia, Italy, 2007

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2013) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1575.
  • Certificate: Bein & Fushi, Inc, Chicago, IL (2005)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1915)

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.)


  • Correspondence with Chi Mei Collection consultant, August, 2005
  • Gio Paolo Maggini, Exhibition - Brescia, Italy, 2007
  • Gio: Paolo Maggini in Brescia (exhibition catalog), nuovesettimanebaroche, Brescia, 2007 (illustrated)
  • Liutai in Brescia: 1520-1724, Eric Blot, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona, 2008 (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 6, 2000, Chicago, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Chicago, 2000 (illustrated)
  • The Legend of Italian Violins: Brescian and Cremonese Violin Makers 1550-1950, Wen-Lo Shi, Taiwan, 2009 (illustrated)


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