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 (1929)

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  • 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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