Carlo Annibale Tononi, Venice, 1715

Violin: 42826

Bearing its original label, "Carolus Tononi Bonon, fecit Venetijs 1712 studium labore correxit. P.", and branded "Carlo Tononi" below the button.

Back: One-piece

Length of back: 35.4 cm

Upper bouts: 16.9 cm

Middle bouts: 11.5 cm

Lower bouts: 21.6 cm


Believed to be made by Pietro Guarneri while in the employ of Carlo Tononi, despite the authentic Tononi label.

The Cooper Collection - Volume I, Albert W. Cooper, The Cooper Collection - Volume I, West Sussex


until 1957 William H. Luff
... ...
in 1996 Albert W. Cooper
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in 2008 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Receipt: William H. Luff, London (1957)

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.)


  • The Strad, October, 1996, Anne Inglis, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Italian Violin Makers (1964), Karel Jalovec, Paul Hamlyn, London, 1964 (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments, including the Albert Cooper Collection, Auction Catalog, March 11, 2008, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • The Cooper Collection - Volume I, Albert W. Cooper, Ashford Publications, West Sussex (illustrated)


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