Anselmo Bellosio, Venice, c. 1780

Violin: 41165

Labeled, "Anselmus Bellosius, fecit Venetiis 1785."

Back: in one piece of quarter cut maple with fine flame descending slightly from the treble towards the bass side.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with medium grain broadening slightly towards the edges.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of an orangish brown color.

Length of back: 36.3 cm

Upper bouts: 16.6 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 20.5 cm

There are 16 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 1990 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
until 2002 Anonymous
in 2002 Sold by Tarisio
from 2002 Anonymous
in 2015 Anonymous
in 2009 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (2006) Attributes the instrument to Anselmo Bellosio circa 1780.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London Attributes instrument to Deconet.

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.)


  • Private Archives - 1610
  • Tarisio - Fine Instruments & Bows
  • Tarisio Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 6 - June 6, 2002, Tarisio, Tarisio, New York (illustrated)
  • The Violinmakers of Venice: 1582-1885 (CD-ROM), Reuning & Son Violins, Boston (illustrated)


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