Francesco Gobetti, Venice, 1709

Violin: 41247

Back: Two-piece cut on the half slab

Top: of fine grain, widening towards the edges

Scroll: of wood matching back

Ribs: of lively flame, cut on the quarter

Varnish: Red, plentiful

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 11.2 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


until 1992 Jacques Français
... ...
from 1992 and in 2003 Current owner

Known players

Stéphane Tran Ngoc

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1992) #3135.

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  • Correspondence with owner, 5-23-2003
  • Correspondence with Stéphane Tran Ngoc, 7-20-2003
  • The Strad, January, 2005, John Dilworth, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Stephane Tran Ngoc
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2005 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)
  • Violin and Lute Makers of Venice, Stefano Pio, Venice Research, Venice (illustrated)


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