Anselmo Bellosio, Venice, 1785

Violin: 43134

Labeled, "Matteo Gofriller fecit Venetijs anno 1726."

Back: One-piece of medium curl ascending from left to right

Top: of pronounced broad grain

Scroll: of medium to narrow curl

Ribs: of medium and irregular curl

Varnish: Red-brown

Length of back: 35.8 cm

There is 1 additional image in the archive which is not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


in 1986 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Max Möller & Son, Amsterdam (1986)
  • Certificate: Maurice Bourguignon, Brussels (1952) States that the instrument is a work of Gofriller.
  • Letter: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1947)

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 1994 Calendar, Orpheus Publications, London (illustrated)
  • Bongartz's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 8, 1995, Cologne, Bongartz's, Bongartz's, Cologne (illustrated)
  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Walter Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 19, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 1, 1994, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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