Giovanni Maria del Bussetto, Cremona, 1675


Violin: 43147

Labeled, "Gio. Maria del Busetto fece in Cremona 1675."

Back: One-piece of horizontal medium curl

Top: of medium grain in the center, opening out towards the flanks

Scroll: by a member of the Mantegazza family, of almost plain wood

Ribs: of narrow curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.7 cm

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

Provenance

until 1943 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1943 Mr. Latham
until 1956 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1956 Walter Applegard
in 1986 Sold by Sotheby's

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1956)
  • Receipt: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1956)

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References

  • 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, Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 12, 1986, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)

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