Michele Deconet, Venice, 1764


Viola: 41444

Back: One-piece, quarter-sawn maple

Top: of spruce of wide grain

Ribs: matching back

Varnish: Dark orange over a golden ground

Length of back: 40.0 cm

Upper bouts: 18.5 cm

Middle bouts: 12.5 cm

Lower bouts: 23.2 cm

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Provenance

until 1920 Dwight J. Partello
in 1924 Sold by Lyon & Healy
in 1929 Sold by Lyon & Healy
... ...
in 2000 Royal Academy of Music, London
... ...
in 2013 Current owner

References

  • The Strad, January, 1999, David Rattray, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making, David Rattray, Outline Press, London (illustrated)
  • Museum & Collections - What’s on - Royal Academy of Music
  • Lyon & Healy Rare Old Violins, Violas & Violoncellos (1929), Lyon & Healy, Chicago
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Strad 2005 Calendar, Newsquest Specialist Media, London (illustrated)

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