Giovanni Tononi, Bologna, c. 1696, the 'Sturgis'

Violin: 41119

Labeled, "Joannes Tunonus fecit Bononiae / in Platea Pauaglionis / Anno Domini 1696."

Back: Two-piece of narrow curl

Top: of fine grain

Scroll: of faint curl

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.2 cm

There are 15 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 2006 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Kenneth Warren & Son (photocopy), Chicago, IL (1991)
  • Certificate: Emil Herrmann, New York, New York, NY (1929)

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.)


  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, April 8, 2006, New York, Christie's, Christie's, New York (illustrated)
  • Skinner's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 4, 2001, Boston, Skinner, Skinner, Boston (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Box 46 (illustrated)


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