Michele Deconet, Venice, 1764

Viola: 41444

Labeled, "Michele Deconet, fecit Venetijs anno, 1764 Sétembre"

Back: in one piece of quarter cut maple with mainly horizontal broad-width flame.

Top: in two pieces of spruce with broad-width grain broadening toward the edges.

Scroll: of plainer maple.

Ribs: of similar wood.

Varnish: of a 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

There are 17 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1920 Dwight J. Partello
in 1924 Sold by Lyon & Healy
in 1929 Sold by Lyon & Healy
until 1978 Jacques Français
from 1978 Dr David Josefowitz
in 2000 Royal Academy of Music, London
... ...
in 2013 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter certificate: Jacques Français (photocopy), New York, NY (1978) #2026.

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  • 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 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)


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