Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza, Milan, c. 1780

Violin: 43290


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

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

Scroll: of faint medium to narrow curl

Ribs: of curl similar to back, the lower rib uncut

Varnish: Orange-red

Length of back: 35.6 cm

There are 3 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


until 1957 W. E. Hill & Sons
in 1957 C. E. Horton
in 1957 Sold by W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1957 H. Thedeen
until 1959 W. E. Hill & Sons
from 1959 Current owner

Certificates & Documents

  • Receipt: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1959)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1959)
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1957)

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  • Four Centuries of Violin Making: Fine Instruments from the Sotheby's Archive, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, Boston (illustrated)
  • Meister Italienischer Geigenbaukunst (8th Edition), Hamma & Co., Florian Noetzel Verlag, Wilhelmshaven (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, November 7, 1991, London, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London (illustrated)
  • Sotheby's Photo Archive
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)


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