Bartolomeo Calvarola, Bergamo, 1751, the 'Mausner'

Violin: 43153

Bearing its original label, "Bartholomaeus Calvarola fecit in vico Turris Boldonae peope Bergomum Anno 1751."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl ascending slightly from the joint

Top: of medium grain, opening out to broad grain on the bass side

Scroll: plain

Ribs: of broad curl

Varnish: Golden-brown

Length of back: 35.6 cm

There are 20 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1923 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1923 Mrs. Rigby
in 1938 Sold by Puttick & Simpson
... ...
in 1945 Cecil Pearson
until 1978 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1978 Mrs C. Bennett
in 1981 Sold by Sotheby's
until 1983 Jacques Français
1983-2009 Laura Mausner
in 2009 Sold by Tarisio
from 2009 Anonymous
in c. 2010 Chi-Mei Culture Foundation

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1983) #2373.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1978)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1923) Not listed in the Sotheby's catalogue. Possibly lost.

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, February, 1946, London (illustrated)
  • Private Archives - 10072
  • Sotheby's Important Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 15, 1981, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Tarisio Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, May 7, 2009, New York, Tarisio, Tarisio, New York (illustrated)
  • The Emil Herrmann Collection - Part I, Andy Lim & Gregory Singer, Darling Publications, Cologne / New York (illustrated)
  • The Jacques Français Rare Violins, Inc. Photographic Archive and Business Records, 1844-1998, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (illustrated)


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