Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, 1600

Viola: 42187

Back: One-piece, slab-cut, with lively grain

Ribs: regular, wide flaming

Varnish: Brown over light-brown base

Length of back: 41.3 cm

Upper bouts: 19 cm

Middle bouts: 12.66 cm

Lower bouts: 24.07 cm

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from 1956 William Arthur Beare
until 1988 John & Arthur Beare
from 1988 Dr. Paolo Jori
from 1998 Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Known players

Veronica Hagen

Certificates & Documents

  • Dendrochronology report: John C. Topham, Surrey (2013) Dating the youngest tree ring to 1607.
  • Certificate: Machold Rare Violins, Ltd, Vienna (1998) X-1359.
  • Letter: John & Arthur Beare, London (1988)
  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1988)

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  • Gasparo da Salò e la liuteria bresciana tra Rinascimento e Barocco, Flavio Dassenno and Ugo Ravasio, editors, Fondazione Civilita Vresciana, Brescia (illustrated)
  • Gio Paolo Maggini, Exhibition - Brescia, Italy, 2007
  • Gio: Paolo Maggini in Brescia (exhibition catalog), nuovesettimanebaroche, Brescia (illustrated)
  • Liutai in Brescia: 1520-1724, Eric Blot, Eric Blot Edizioni, Cremona (illustrated)
  • The Strad, June, 1994, John Dilworth, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Masterpieces of Violin-Making: The Collection of Bowed Stringed Instruments of the Oesterreische Nationalbank, Rudolf Hopfner, Skira, Milan (illustrated)
  • Private Papers
  • Loan Exhibition of Stringed Instruments and Bows Commemorating the 70th Birthday of Simone Fernando Sacconi, Schuler Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart (illustrated)
  • Startseite - Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)


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