Carlo Annibale Tononi, Venice, date unknown

Violin: 40891

Labeled, "Carlo Tononi Bolognese / fecit in Venezia l'A: 1725."

Back: One-piece curly maple showing strong, small figure

Top: of very fine-grained spruce at center, widening at edges

Scroll: original

Ribs: of wood matching back

Varnish: Golden-orange

Length of back: 35.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.2 cm

Middle bouts: 10.4 cm

Lower bouts: 19.9 cm

There are 6 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


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

The Violinmakers of Venice, The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Boston


in 1931 Sold by Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
- Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey Dating the youngest tree ring to 1692.

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  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)
  • Violins & Violinists, March-April, 1954, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1931), Part 1, Lyon & Healy, Chicago (illustrated)


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