Paolo Castello, Genoa, 1778

Violin: 40932

Labeled, "Paulus Castello fecit, Genuae Anno 1778."

Back: Two-piece maple with flame slanting downward slightly from the center joint, purfling inscribed and painted

Top: of medium to broad grain

Scroll: plain maple

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown on a golden ground

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 15.6 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 19.9 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1995 Brice Dupin
... ...
in 2006 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1995) #5100. States the violin is "genuine in all its parts."

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  • Bonhams Fine Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1997, London, Bonhams, Bonhams, London (illustrated)
  • eViolin
  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 7, 2006, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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