David Tecchler, Rome, 1730

Viola: 42458

Bearing its original label, "La terza viola" added in the margin.

Back: One-piece marked by an irregular small curl

Top: of somewhat wavy and open grain

Scroll: Plain

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Orange-brown

Length of back: 40.3 cm


"In forty years of constructing instruments, he had made only three violas!"

The Early Development of the Viola by Luthiers of the Brescian and Cremonese Schools, Maurice W. Riley, Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 1, Flushing, NY


T. Horace Plimley
Sold by Benjamin Koodlach
until 1965 Myra Kestenbaum
from 1965 and in 1966 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London

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  • The Strad, April, 1966, London (illustrated)
  • Journal of the Violin Society of America, Vol. V, No. 1, Maurice W. Riley, The Violin Society of America, Flushing, NY
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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