Carlo Antonio Testore, Milan, 1718


Violin: 41982

Labeled, "Carlo Antonio Testore figlio maggiore / del fu Carlo Carlo Giuseppe in Contrada / larga al segno dell’ Aquila, Milano, 1718"

Back: Two-piece; the pufling is scribed

Top: of medium grain, widening towards the flanks

Scroll: of narrow figure

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.1 cm

Upper bouts: 16.4 cm

Middle bouts: 10.85 cm

Lower bouts: 20.3 cm


Notes:

"Expert X questioned the scroll. Expert X valued at $80,000 to $90,000. Appreciation potential."

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004

Provenance

from 1996 Geigenbau Machold
2002 - 2003 Dr Herbert R. Axelrod
2003 - 2007 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
from 2007 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Insurance valuation: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (2002) Values the instrument at $330,000.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998) “This violin is a characteristic example of this maker’s work and is in good state of preservation.”

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.)

References

  • Evelyn & Herbert Axelrod Stringed Instrument Collection, Herbert Axelrod (illustrated)
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Collection brochure from Violin Advisor, LLC, April, 2007
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Report of the Trustee Review Panel concerning the Golden Age Collection, December 16, 2004

Welcome


You already have a Tarisio account. Please login to continue.

Forgot Password

Homepage

Welcome


Please register or ​to continue.

Homepage

Welcome


Please register or ​to continue.

We have sent you an email.
Please follow the link to confirm your registration.

Homepage

Create Your Password


Click the button below and we'll email you a link to generate your Tarisio password.

Homepage