Giovanni Tononi, Bologna, 1704

Violin: 42255

Labeled, "Joannes Tononus fecit Bononiae in Platea Pavaglionis Anno Domini 17*4."

Back: Two-piece of horizontal medium curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: of curl similar to back

Ribs: of curl similar to back

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.4 cm


in 1995 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Hans Edler, Munich (1970)
  • Certificate: Dietrich Reutterer, Salzburg (1970)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, October 31, 1995, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive


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