Bernardo Calcagno, Genoa, 1743

Violin: 42021

Labeled, "Bernardus Calcanius fecit Genua Anno 1743."

Back: One-piece cut on the slab

Top: of pine of fine grain on the treble side and broad grain on the bass side

Scroll: of almost plain wood, cut on the quarter

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brwon

Length of back: 35.3 cm


- Sold by Silvestre & Maucotel
- Sold by Erich Lachmann
- Sold by Hamma & Co.
- Sold by Hug & Co.
in 1977 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Letter: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1973)
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (1931) With two photographs attached.

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.)


  • Violins & Violinists, May-June, 1946, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Italienische Geigenbauer (1957), Karel Jalovec, Artia, Prague, 1957 (illustrated)
  • Meisterwerke Italienischer Geigenbaukunst, Fridolin Hamma, Hamma & Co., Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 11-12, 1977, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)


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